Frank Ocean fans are waiting at the edge of their seats for any new information on his next album. It’s almost to the point where they’ll believe in anything—even a release date from an unreliable news source.
Earlier today, the Twitter account Snatched Bops tweeted that the elusive singer’s next album will be dropping Friday, June 3. It’s easy to be fooled by these guys because they make their tweets look semi-official: Look at the one they did on Eminem’s next studio album.
Frank Ocean’s new album is OFFICIALLY dropping this Friday (June 3rd) – GET READY! pic.twitter.com/vZyz5lm6xy
— Snatched Bops (@SnatchedBops) June 2, 2016
Naturally, Twitter went off when it heard the news.
Rumor has it Frank Ocean is dropping his album tomorrow, I been waiting 4 whole years for this shi* pic.twitter.com/ttfo1kNkEt
— Austin Janice (@AJanice15) June 2, 2016
I’ll believe your Frank Ocean album rumor when you show me a title, track list, cover, and name the service that has it as an exclusive
— James Shotwell (@utgjames) June 2, 2016
the rumor about frank ocean dropping his album tomorrow i don’t believe it but i’m still lowkey hyped just in case
— leonardo (@ffuckmeup) June 2, 2016
Like I don’t play when it comes to Frank Ocean 😅 like I love him & if it ain’t no album Friday I wanna fight whoever started the rumor lbs👊🏾
— Word is bond✨ (@lits0ul) June 2, 2016
Frank Ocean, 2/3 of be thinks it’s just a rumor the other 1/3 will be on iTunes first thing in the morning waiting 👀
— #Lovestone ♔ (@Lovestone007) June 2, 2016
whoever started the frank ocean rumor is playing my whole life
— Andrea (@andiesanchezz) June 2, 2016
This year, there have been many instances where it seemed possible that Ocean was ready to drop his sophomore effort. He appeared at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3, which also doubled as a preview for The Life of Pablo, and featured on “Wolves” with Vic Mensa and Sia. Then there was a snippet of a new song that was uploaded randomly on SoundCloud. It appeared to come from a secret listening session.
There have been several collaborators who shared their insight on Ocean’s new material. James Blake said it is absolutely worth the wait, noting, “He is onto something, he really is.” Chance the Rapper also spoke about the whereabouts of Frank and explained why he’s been so hard to find lately: “I know he’s away making a masterpiece. I think that Frank is very, very focused on his catalogue. Anything that you hear him on that’s a feature was recorded a long time ago… I don’t think Frank is working on anyone’s stuff except for his own.”
Rumors or facts, it just means everyone wants a new Frank Ocean album ASAP.