Twitter has been a spirited arena for venting about the delay of Frank Ocean’s sophomore album. There’s now been a sea change after Ocean surprised fans with the Apple Music release of his Endless visual album Thursday night (August 18), a couple of weeks after he surprised fans in a different way by not releasing Boys Don’t Cry on its expected drop date.
After four years of waiting and many false starts, it seems all is forgiven — at least until the second album promised for this weekend fails to materialize. (Not that we’ve heard that it won’t, we just have come to expect the unexpected from Frank.)
There was a ton of hilarious reaction from the Internet with the realization that new music had officially arrived. Here’s some of the best we found.
Me listening to the new Frank Ocean pic.twitter.com/ELXHQGcXj1
— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) August 19, 2016
I didn't believe the new Frank Ocean album was really out because I heard about it from Ryan Lochte first.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 19, 2016
Me: " #FrankOcean Not Going To Get Me This Time I'm Not Going To Fall For It"
News: Frank Ocean Has Releas…. pic.twitter.com/Z2Ntt6L3WC
— Kween Shay (@NiecysUnknown) August 19, 2016
actually me eating breakfast and finding out frank ocean dropped his album the one night I go to bed early pic.twitter.com/nFz9ktTNOF
— levi (@leviwrfel) August 19, 2016
lol if listening to frank ocean "makes you gay"… i think you might be overdue for an honesty hour with yourself.
— neil mccauley (@the_blueprint) August 19, 2016
I don't want to hear Frank Ocean's album. Too much hype. I'll check it in a couple years
— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) August 19, 2016
First (and probably only real thought) on Frank Ocean’s album: He says Comme des Garcons a little strange.
— Jacob Gallagher (@jacobwgallagher) August 19, 2016
— Sibbs (@iamsibbs) August 19, 2016
when I heard frank ocean for the first time in 4 and a half years pic.twitter.com/Rgi0uvd3oU
— citrine mami (@cydniecole123) August 19, 2016
When you realise it ain't a drill.. Frank Ocean has ACTUALLY dropped a new album pic.twitter.com/x1GwvRxxW1
— Scarlett Ellis (@sellisx) August 19, 2016
Frank Ocean's "Endless" title is inspired by the endless wait, my endless tears, my endless trust and abandonment issues
— mommy (@deryanisperos) August 19, 2016
Tory Lanez when he dropped his album he worked years on only for Frank Ocean to drop the same day pic.twitter.com/AdgWdtrA6Q
— X (@Sean_Hendrix1) August 19, 2016
What if instead of music frank ocean just drops hand-crafted wooden furniture from now on. You want an album? Here's a kitchen table fam
— Devon (@leathershirts) August 19, 2016
cool idea for hell: frank ocean has put out new music, but you're on a flight with terrible wifi and can't listen
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) August 19, 2016
Tryna see how much Frank Ocean charge to come over and build me some shelves for me.
— SuperduperZini (@Zini1Zini) August 19, 2016
Frank Ocean waits 4 years to drop his long awaited album on the same day as Tory Lanez. Somewhere out there this is Drake's fault.
— 2010 Kid Cudi (@KingMiller_) August 19, 2016
Frank Ocean is that dad who finally came back from the corner store after so many years, i'm here like.. pic.twitter.com/mfuFeYKUZ5
— Olivia ❤ (@SimplyRisque) August 19, 2016
Me looking at Frank #Ocean right now.
All is forgiven. pic.twitter.com/g8tWLMhsB4
— Kon Karapanagiotidis (@Kon__K) August 19, 2016
Frank Ocean the dude that borrows money and is like "I'll pay you Friday" then does 5 weeks later and is like "I didn't say which Friday"
— Leigh Feldman (@Leighzus) August 19, 2016
new frank ocean new frank ocean new frank ocean new frank ocean new frank ocean new frank ocean new frank ocean new frank ocean new frank oc
— Blake ✌ (@blakesteven) August 19, 2016
frank ocean and jesus
-many loyal followers
-reborn a few days later than expected
-can walk on water
-open ur eyes people
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) August 19, 2016
Frank ocean just dropped the hardest staircase of 2016
— Devon (@leathershirts) August 19, 2016
Me opening twitter then immediately leaving to find the Frank Ocean album. pic.twitter.com/ne5Hp3ewSP
— Travon Free (@Travon) August 19, 2016
if this frank ocean album don't turn me gay it's trash
— druss fan account (@obnoxiousenigma) August 19, 2016
NEW FRANK OCEAN pic.twitter.com/4pJVQ95P8t
— Internet Palace (@InternetPalace) August 19, 2016
Frank ocean is making the stairway to heaven so he can be with Harambe pic.twitter.com/4hMkwSbm7A
— alain ひ (@alainudigg) August 19, 2016
Who is frank ocean
— Spencer Pratt (@spencerpratt) August 19, 2016
RIP Frank Ocean new album memes 2013-2016
— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) August 19, 2016
date a Frank Ocean fan…
They're loyal and will always be patient with you no matter how angry you make them
— Nathan Mechler (@Nathanmechler) August 19, 2016
Frank Ocean just raised the bar for artist and construction workers at the same time.
— Kwame Rose (@kwamerose) August 19, 2016
we're all so hyped for this frank ocean album but watch him play w us again n roll a slinky down these stairs or something
— シ (@nuthaniel) August 19, 2016
frank ocean is playing jenga with the human heart
— Amy Rose Spiegel (@AmyRosary) August 19, 2016
Tory lanez put his heart and soul into this album and people excited about frank building a fence lmaooooo
— Black Jesus (@M0JOso_DOPE) August 19, 2016
So Frank Ocean really waited for all hype to die then drops an album as a placeholder for another album coming this weekend. what a time.
— Yaki 3.0 (@VapeHop) August 19, 2016
Tory lanez dropped an album with 28 songs and frank ocean building a fort live on camera. I'm going to bed
— Bartholomew is ugly (@ChefWaites) August 19, 2016
Tory Lanez right now after he heard Frank Ocean dropping his album pic.twitter.com/7LaZdvHrRy
— I FOLLOW BACK (@JustDarrion) August 19, 2016
Frank Ocean trying to distract us from the fact that Tory Lanez dro.. the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals with the Unanimous MVP
— Kofie Y. (@KofieYeboah) August 19, 2016
Read more Twitter reaction about conspiracy theories that Drake paid Frank Ocean to overshadow Tory Lanez’ album release here.