The world — or at least the part of the world that cares about Frank Ocean — is waiting.
The singer’s second studio album, titled Boys Don’t Cry, is expected to drop today (August 5), 1,487 long days after the release of his official debut, Channel Orange.
Keep in mind though, Ocean never said anything himself about the album coming out Friday. It was a New York Times report that quoted an anonymous source with knowledge of the details of the Apple Music release.
The expected date had fans eagerly watching for something at midnight East Coast time, and then again on Central time, and then again on Pacific time, and then in the morning, and then at noon, and, well, you get the idea.
Ocean’s devotees have been through this before though. A post on his site from last year includes the hashtags “#BOYSDONTCRY” and “#JULY2015.”
But hope still remains. There’s still some of August 5 left, and when he teased the “July 2016” date last month, he delivered the live stream on his website at the last possible moment to get in under the deadline.
[UPDATE: It didn’t drop.]
Check below for some of the best reactions we found of people waiting on the project, and if you’re starting to feel antsy, why not listen to the soothing soundtrack of Ocean’s carpentry sessions?
— WORLD STAR FANS (@WORLDSTARC0MEDY) August 5, 2016
Friday is almost over and Frank Ocean still never dropped the album pic.twitter.com/vW5S6vScbz
— Christian Carlos (@Dreamvillainous) August 5, 2016
I hope when Frank Ocean wins his Grammy in 2020 for album of the year they take 6 years to mail it
— broad city LARPer (@rachelmillman) August 5, 2016
happy national frank ocean lied again day
— J U (@Bloody300) August 5, 2016
Frank Ocean teaching y'all that like time, and gender, he is also a social construct.
— najma sharif (@overdramatique) August 5, 2016
i hope everyone has a good day except u frank ocean
— Aidan Alexander (@aidan) August 5, 2016
Frank Ocean is the biggest piece of shit. He's like that divorced father that promises to see his kids soon and never does.
— ruckin da hoeologist (@RUCKlN) August 5, 2016
— ⌠vibes⌡ (@Deactvate) August 5, 2016
So y'all are capable of leaking government emails, but can't leak this one album??? #frankocean
— Mardric Saysay (@SaysaySaysSo) August 5, 2016
Maybe the Frank Ocean album is already available on Tidal and nobody noticed.
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) August 5, 2016
is frank ocean even real at this point
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@blkgrlnae) August 5, 2016
Frank Ocean is the "Ima pay you back for sure" friend
— CHILDHOOD RUINER (@RUINER) August 5, 2016
fuck you frank ocean.
— Odd Future (@OddFuturePage) August 5, 2016