When Odd Future‘s Frank Ocean released his debut album Nostalgia, Ultra. earlier this year as a free download, he took the world by storm, surprising even his own record label, Def Jam. The record label reportedly was planning on releasing Ocean’s debut album this year, but passed on it, which led to the singer to release the album on Tumblr like the other Odd Future releases.
Now, Def Jam have agreed to commercially release the album, announcing a release date of July 26th. The first single will be “Novacane”, which will be released on May 31st. We reviewed “Novacane” back in March, giving it a score of a 9/10.