After months and months of false starts, the follow up to "Channel Orange" arrived at long last
After months and months (and months) of false-starts and fake-outs, Frank Ocean finally released his new album in the middle of the night.
Previously titled Boys Don't Cry - and not to be confused with Endless, the "visual album" he released a day earlier - those with an Apple Music account can listen to Blond right now.
The 17-track album features guest stars including Beyonce, Kendrick Lemar and Andre 3000, with production handled by Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin and Hudson Mohawke amongst others.
Blond also features samples from The Beatles' track "Here, There and Everywhere", as well as a cover of The Carpenters' "(They Long To Be) Close To You".
The video for the album's first single "Nikes" has already been released as an Apple Music exclusive, while the album can streamed in full on that outlet, or can be purchased on iTunes.