With four years of anticipation, Frank Ocean has created the sense of a an expectation - what could have he been doing this entire time? It must've been nerve wrecking yet entirely high to drop Endless, his first come back since 2012's Channel Orange. But it's not just any album -- it's a visual album. Of course, of course...
We'll make a few observations -- it holds true that Frank's silky smooth vocals are still in tact (if not significantly improved) blending elements of old R&B with a falsetto that simply tells a tale. The instrumentation incorporated was calculated to the last half second while also creating a soundscape that is imaginative and free flowing.
Endless Track List:
1. "Device Control"
4. "Commes Des Garcons"
6. "In Here Somewhere"
7. "At Your Best (You Are Love)"a
9. Ambience 001: "In a Certain Way"
10. Ambience 002: "Honeybaby"
12. "Slide on Me"
Were we blown away? Not like his debut of "Pyramids," but nonetheless pleased he actually released some new material. Perhaps we're still in shock over the comeback, with our expectations high after years of waiting and numerous days of impatient disappointment. He's continued his string incorporating, in fact, collaborating with an entire string section. Violin, viola, cello and string bass, incorporated by London Contemporary Orchestra.
But wait... there's more?
Sources say that Boys Don't Cry, the original expected album, still exists and is actually separate. It is supposed to drop this weekend, no confirmation.