Earlier this month was a much more optimistic time for die-hard Frank Ocean fans.
Now with the month of July coming to a close, the chances of his highly anticipated new album being released this month are getting slimmer and slimmer as the hours pass by.
Fans on Twitter were hopeful last night, keeping an eye on the clock and on iTunes alike, as Fridays have become the new preferred release date for new music, but alas, today (July 29) the disappointment is ringing heavy in the air.
At the beginning of this month, Ocean’s website and Instagram was mysteriously updated with an image of a library due-date card featuring a slew of dates that had been stamped over one another. The date marking the month of July 2016 was curiously blurred, thus giving fans reason to believe his album would be out sometime this month.
While there's still time for Ocean to surprise us all and release his album without warning, a la Beyoncé, fans took to Twitter to share their frustration and diminishing patience.
Take a look at a selection of the tweets below, some of which hilariously tie in the trending #ArthurMemes the internet treated us all to this week.
when you thought Frank Ocean was releasing his new album this month... pic.twitter.com/lQlaF2MErH— Michael Saintil (@MichaelSaintil) July 28, 2016
PSA: 🗣 Frank Ocean fans.— Jermaine (@brainfeeder_) July 28, 2016
July is almost over. pic.twitter.com/AnhNWfPjtn
Frank Ocean album gettin released on Pokemon go— WorthGang ? (@EarthGang) July 29, 2016
It's Friday and I should be happy but once again, there is no Frank Ocean album and it's the last Friday of July. pic.twitter.com/xyEr0yKokj— Karyn Dyer, M.S. (@THEKarynDyer) July 29, 2016
People were actually expecting a Frank Ocean album to drop tonight? pic.twitter.com/JM1X7uADM8— JT (@Mangetsujin) July 29, 2016
YALL REALLY THOUGHT FRANK OCEAN WAS GONNA DROP TONIGHT pic.twitter.com/EnzqZAie4b— Ahmed/DaveEastGodMC (@big_business_) July 29, 2016
It's 11PM EST.— Jermaine (@brainfeeder_) July 29, 2016
Frank Ocean fans right now. pic.twitter.com/KRVKYCG7C0
*starts support group for Frank Ocean fans with trust issues*— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) July 27, 2016
Hi, my name is Saeed.
And I— *breaks down*
july is over in three days and there's still no Frank Ocean album out. pic.twitter.com/I2D9eAhwXe— Chulaquiles (@laaazybonez) July 29, 2016
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