We’re gonna go with “sphinx-like” to describe the manner in which Frank Ocean dropped a new snippet video on his tumblr this morning. Not only is the song about a woman named Cleopatra working at the pyramid (and as always with Frank, there’s a false bottom to those lyrics) –the way the video cuts off at what we can only assume might be about half way through and that orange screen at the end reading “channel ORANGE 7.17.12″ leave us deeply puzzled. Is this Mr. Ocean’s way of announcing both the title of his debut LP as well as its release date? Stay tuned.
Update: Yes, it is. Def Jam has officially confirmed the date and the title. Let the countdown begin.