After Another Frank Ocean Album Fakeout, The Internet Is DoneBy Danielle Dieterich | August 1, 2016
Frank Ocean’s first studio album, "Channel Orange," came out in 2012. Four years and MANY false release dates later, and his fans are a smidge annoyed waiting for the next album, "Boys Don’t Cry."
Ocean had promised something big in July 2016, so when a new “livestream” went up on his Boys Don’t Cry website early in the morning Aug. 1, everyone got really excited.
Then they got confused.
Frank Ocean is now doing carpentry. Confirmed new album is some kind of ark or artisanal coffee table? pic.twitter.com/wfBUtMBpCf— Christopher Hooton (@ChristophHooton) August 1, 2016
Then they found out it was just a looped video for an art project by Francis Soriano.
And that’s when things got interesting on Twitter.
Some people got mad.
When Frank Ocean said he'd drop his album in July and today is August 1st pic.twitter.com/HbAlCgm4R9— The Rez (@rezzyboy619) August 1, 2016
Some just went with it.
Listening to Frank Ocean cut wood pic.twitter.com/67JNJnLZFG— SUHPEER!!! (@Suhpeer) August 1, 2016
And many used this as a teachable moment: Don’t trust people when they tell you the Frank Ocean album is about to drop.
Next time another Frank Ocean rumor comes out you won't believe it pic.twitter.com/9m6DB09NwT— PuertoRican R Kelly (@CharlesDolphin_) August 1, 2016
Frank Ocean is the mewtwo of the real world.— ⁶ god (@downhere) August 1, 2016
favorite myths:— Friedrice Nietzsche (@tinynietzsche) August 1, 2016
frank ocean drops his new album today
Frank Ocean is now Frank Oasis on account that ocean's are real things I can hear unlike the jinxed desert Frank got us trudging through— BLAK/JOI/ (@MicWrite) August 1, 2016