Frank Ocean surprises fans with visual album Endless

Singer and songwriter Frank Ocean.
(Image credit: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

For over a year, fans of the critically acclaimed rapper Frank Ocean have anticipated a follow-up to his 2012 debut, Channel Orange. On Thursday night, Ocean surprised fans by releasing a visual album titled Endless — and perhaps most notably, it is not Boys Don't Cry, the album that had been teased for a July 2016 release by The New York Times.

Rather, Endless, which streams on Apple Music, is a 45-minute video and "the music plays as one continuous track," The Atlantic reports. Critics say it is worth settling in for:

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us