It's about time!
Frank Ocean dropped off a visual album back in 2016 titled Endless. The 45-minute project featured a handful of new tunes - some experimental, some short, some long. The project was the follow-up release to Frank's 2012 album Channel Orange and it marked his final release with Def Jam. Billboard now reports that the album will soon be released on Apple Music as a proper track-by-track release.
A good chunk of the video featured Frank building a staircase and installation artist Tom Sachs, who was heavily involved in the production of the video, explained to Pitchfork how the task was a "testament to the reality that things made by hand take time."
"We’re living in an age of non-handmade things. Frank’s music, which is very personal and literally has his voice, in the same way that all musicians have their voice, it simply takes time," he explained. "And when you see the video, you see him building a stairway to heaven in real time. The 40-minute version is edited, but there’s something like a 140-hour version [...] That's the art piece."
The project was expected to be on Apple Music as of today (January 25th) but has been pushed back for unknown reasons. We're ready when you are, Frank!