August is already winding down and only rather recently were we getting any glimpses of the actual LP, which had been quietly and confusingly delayed.
And then, a shining light emerged in an otherwise hopelessly cloudy internet sky: an album is now streaming on Ocean's official website.
The catch here is that the new work has now been retitled and re-tooled as a visual album called Endless, which is (apparently?) separate from a different upcoming album. Rolling Stone recapped everything known about the new tracks in this video:
i-D has also rounded up a series of rumors and fan theories about what was going on behind the scenes.
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