[Update 8/20/16 10:00pm ET: Frank Ocean has released his new album Blond this evening. The album will be an Apple Music exclusive for two weeks and can be previewed/downloaded here.]
As a fast-follower to Endless, the surprise visual album that Frank Ocean delivered exclusively through Apple Music yesterday, the elusive singer-songwriter has shared a striking new video for “Nikes,” presumed to be the first single from his proper forthcoming album.
The tripped-out, five-minute clip comprises a dizzying yet enthralling sequence of images, some of which qualify as borderline NSFW, as Ocean’s manipulated vocals unfurl in stream of consciousness fashion.
Indeed, both aurally and visually, “Nikes” is an intriguing first taste of the new album formerly known as Boys Don’t Cry, which is rumored to be on the very near horizon. Overhyped or not, we’re sure to be all ears when the set finally arrives.
Watch the video for “Nikes” below. [Note: If you encounter any issues with the embedded stream, you can also watch the video directly via Apple Music here.]