Endless is a video album by American singer Frank Ocean. Released on August 19, 2016, Endless was Ocean's last release with the record label Def Jam Recordings to fulfill his recording contract. Endless was distributed exclusively through Apple Music as a streaming-only video and was followed by the August 20 release of Ocean's second studio album, Blonde. Endless was later remastered and reissued on CD and vinyl on April 10, 2018, almost two years after its premiere.
Endless was a short film released by Frank Ocean on August 19th, 2016, shortly followed by his long-awaited second studio album Blonde. The visual album fulfilled Frank’s record deal with label Def Jam Recordings, allowing him to release Blonde under his own label, Boys Don’t Cry, a day after Endless. co on August 1st, 2016. The live stream, which alternated from live to offline over the course of 19 days, featured a focused Frank Ocean who appeared to be constructing something. Physical versions of the album, CD, vinyl and VHS, were put on sale in 2017 on Cyber Monday, mirroring the sale of Blonde physicals the year before on Black Friday. After a delay in shipping the physical versions of Endless began to arrive with Device Control removed from the tracklisting. Portuguese Translation.
At first, Frank Ocean was simply a great storyteller. Then he became the story-an avatar for all of our fluid modern ideals. He could be the dynamic human of the future, exploding age-old binaries with an eloquent note, melting racial divisions with a devastating turn of phrase or quick flit to falsetto. And this transparency was also expressed in the current campaign’s prolonged rollout, which at one point had fans watching Frank watch paint dry as part of a live stream lead-up to a visual album called Endless. As a piece of filmed entertainment, Endless is painfully dull, and perhaps that’s the point. Or maybe, you know, it’s just really dull.
why this forgotten frank ocean album needs revisiting. We asked Frank Ocean stans why 'Endless' is their favourite album and deserved of more recognition. This article originally appeared on i-D UK. It’s almost biblical; before there was Blonde, there was Endless. But of the two projects Frank Ocean dropped within 48 hours, at the close of August 2016, one became a footnote while the other finished the year jockeying for top position on almost every music publication’s Best Of lists. Endless became a prefix to the conversation surrounding Blonde; a 45-minute aperitif created only to whet appetites for the main event. It was an album released to free Frank from contractual obligations with Def Jam, whispered the internet.
Frank Ocean’s years-old video album Endless is finally coming to streaming, multiple sources tell Billboard. It's also unclear why the album will be released now, two.
While everybody was watching Frank Ocean put his live stream back up on the Internet, the singer uploaded a new album to Apple Music as a video project called Endless. You can see it and hear it right here. It's a complete, 46-minute album, including video of what we've been seeing, plus brand new footage. The music was mastered entirely by Mike Dean and mixed by Kanye West's trusty producer/engineer Noah Goldstein
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R&B singer Frank Ocean has ended months of speculation by releasing an 18-track visual album streaming exclusively on Apple Music. Titled Endless, the record features contributions by James Blake and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. It is accompanied by a 45-minute, black and white video of the artist at a working on a construction project. The record appeared early on Friday, almost three years after it was first announced. In a statement, Apple Music said fans should "keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank".