After nearly four years of silence, Frank Ocean is back and full of surprises. Following the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Blond, Frank has gifted fans with a limited edition zine entitled Boys Don’t Cry. The singer unveiled it on Saturday (Aug. 20) at his temporary pop-up shop locations in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Fans could attend any of the four locations and get a free copy of the magazine, which came packaged with his new album. Additionally, Boys Don’t Cry features exclusive photos, personal essays penned by Frank, as well as lengthy interviews with Kanye West, which discusses the collaboration process on his latest LP, The Life of Pablo. Others featured on Ocean’s zine include Lil B, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more. And Frank’s personal essay steps away from music as the “Nikes” singer shares his love for cars.
As another added bonus under the “album contributors” section, Frank revealed the Blond credits, which includes an impressive list of heavy-hitting collaborators. Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, and Beyonce were among the list of contributors, as well as Andre 3000, The Beatles, Tyler, The Creator, and the late icon, David Bowie.
The Boys Don’t Cry zine may just be the cherry on top of a huge Frank Ocean-themed cake. Check out Frank Ocean’s zine here.
Frank Ocean “Boys Don’t Cry”
Magazine // Pop Up Shops pic.twitter.com/bOU0dg3GlL
— Distressed (@HauteStyle47) August 20, 2016
‘boyfriend’: a poem by frank ocean. this is so cute pic.twitter.com/a6zYByg0Pg
— ? (@yvezayntIaurent) August 21, 2016
Album contributors pic.twitter.com/XLNOXTZEIS
— steven j. horowitz (@speriod) August 20, 2016
KANYE WROTE A RAP ABOUT MCDONALDS FOR FRANK’S MAGAZINE, IM DEAD pic.twitter.com/qdr2Ub2YNs
— Jack Dudley (@duddersj) August 21, 2016