'Boys Do Cry' is a Satirical Response to Frank Ocean's Lack of Album

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 12, 2016
References: soundcloud & highsnobiety
Recently, Frank Ocean fans were left disappointed by the singer who claimed that he would release his anticipated 'Boys Don't Cry' album, only to see his promise go unfulfilled yet again -- prompting them to create 'Boys Do Cry.'

The album, which is available on Soundcloud, is a compilation of various opinions from fans all over who have chosen to express their sadness through music. Like the title of the album does, Boys Do Cry contains a series of tracks that play on Frank Ocean's previously released songs. This includes 'Super Pissed Kids' and a cover of 'Pink Matter.'

Though Frank Ocean's music is known for its poetic and mellow vibe, the fan-made tracks from Boys Do Cry are filled with anger as a means to show the artist just how upset they are. Considering how talked about Frank Ocean has been in the media, despite his inactivity, the making of Boys Do Cry shows how social media forums have the power to prompt such creative communication ventures.