2017 has been an unusually active year from Frank Ocean, who typically keeps away from the spotlight when it isn’t album release season.
Already, though, we’ve seen him host the first few episodes of his BLONDED Radio show on Apple Music, during the second of which he dropped fantastic surprise single “Chanel.”
Late Friday night, Frank further shook up the game by dropping a brief trailer for this week’s BLONDED episode. The trailer featured a snippet of an unreleased song called “Biking,” featuring Frank’s close friend Tyler, The Creator and Roc-A-Fella frontman Jay-Z. Watch the mysterious and haunting visuals below.
Yesterday, Frank fans (and hip-hop fans) rejoiced when we received the full track via BLONDED.
Hov is the first to take the mic, spitting with muffled vocals over the layered, acoustic beat. Frank is next, crooning a multi-syllabled double time flow. Tyler is last, rapping, “My accolades hang from my neck, pedal I drown in the heat, my sapphires drown in my sweat.”
We don’t yet know if the high-profile drops are indicative of a full album in progress – we’re just happy to have new Frank songs.
Take a listen to “Biking” below via Audiomack.