In the spring, R&B singer Frank Ocean announced on his Tumblr account that he would drop his second album, Boys Don’t Cry in July. He said he would have two versions! But on August 1, Frank Ocean fans took to social media with photos of boys crying, wondering where is the new music. No word yet from Ocean.
The last big interview Ocean gave was to The New York Times, in February 2013. Ocean says he knows how important image is to his career. “That’s why you’ve got to practice brevity when you do interviews like this.” In a GQ interview (December 2012) he spoke about how he communicates with his fans on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. “Just take what I give you. You ain’t got to pry beyond that.” He told the Times: “I don’t know if it’s a shield or whatever, but I want to deflect as much as I can onto my work.”