May 26, 2016 05:25 AM EDT

Frank Ocean’s New Album Slowed Down While He Works On Other Artists

By Jane Reed

While Frank Ocean's official album website for "Boys Don't Cry" still screams "I got two versions. I got twoooo versions. #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY," fans can only do nothing but wait for the R&B artist to make it official.

But his name has been popping up everywhere. The Guardian describes Frank Ocean's new album to be sensitive with critics saying it won't be "packed with upbeat bangers about sunshine and lollipops."

It appears the singer has the time to work on other artists' albums. Artist James Blake explains the high profile collaboration he had with Frank Ocean. EW detailed Blake's decision to use post-shifted vocals because Frank Ocean reinforced that style. Blake says. "That sums up Frank's ability to be in the now. I worry about the future too much to be able to comment on the moment so well. I'd say he's one of the best lyricists around."

Frank Ocean has spared his precious time to collaborate with other artists but has he neglected his new album? Not entirely. Consequence of Sound noted that Francis and the Lights, who contributed to "All We Got" and "Summer Friends", also brought the prismizer sound to Kanye and Frank Ocean's new album. "He sings or takes a vocal, and he builds chordal sound around. It sounds like 15 cyborgs all signing in autotune."

It is still unknown as to when Ocean is planning to drop the album. Previously, it was thought that he held a VIP party to exclusively release a couple of his tracks to a few chosen people. He's also had some time to sit down with Kanye West on his album "Life of Pablo."

Fans can only wait for Frank Ocean to jumpstart his career again and drop his second album, "Boys Don't Cry."

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