Four years after his Grammy-winning first album, Ocean has released his sophomore album, “Blonde.”
“Blonde” has 17 tracks and an impressive list of contributors. Among them: Beyoncé, David Bowie, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.
The surprise release on Saturday night came two days after Ocean debuted a visual album called “Endless.”
Ocean’s visual album has 12 songs and interludes and is 45-minutes long. He collaborated with R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and British artist James Blake.
Ocean had said the original name for his second album would be “Boys Don’t Cry.” It’s unclear what prompted the title change. His first album was “Channel Orange.”
“Blonde” is available on iTunes and is currently streaming on Apple Music.