February 3, 2023

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Frank Ocean is stocking up on blonde vinyl for the first time in years

Frank Ocean is back with new merch – just in time for the holidays. In typical Frank Ocean fashion, the songwriter took to Instagram on Saturday (December 17) to post a series of Instagram Stories, directing fans to his website for t-shirts, posters and vinyl copies of his 2016 album Blonde can find for sale.

The 2xLP Blonde gatefold includes a lyric insert and a poster in addition to the record itself. Posters and t-shirts feature a stylized photo of Ocean seated at a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop, the logos for his Blonded radio show, and an edited image of Succession actor Jeremy Strong, featured in one of the other images posted to Ocean’s were mentioned by name on Instagram Stories and who he is apparently friends with.

“Blonde” is notoriously a hard-to-get vinyl record. Ocean sold limited quantities of the album as part of an exclusive Black Friday sale in 2016. Some fans who bought the album reported that there had been significant shipping delays at the time. Other Frank Ocean albums like Endless have also frustrated fans with delays.

A visit to Homer, Frank Ocean’s luxury store in New York