The ‘Channel Orange’ singer’s track was axed from the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino‘s western so, in order to get the track out there, he has he posted the new song on his Tumblr for fans to listen.
The track appears on the site alongside the words “Django was ill without it”, and he has also posted the lyrics to the song which suggest that the track may be titled ‘Wiseman’.
Ocean had previously claimed in an interview with GQ that he had written a song for the flick but, when the movie’s official album tracklisting was released, the singer’s effort was not included.
In a statement, obtained by Pitchfork, director Quentin Tarantino explained why he omitted Ocean’s track from the soundtrack to his film. “Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it,” he wrote. “I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention.
“So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort,” he added. “But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realise it then.”
The film, Tarantino’s first since 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, is a Western set in the American South during the 1800s. It stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a freed slave who teams up with a bounty hunter, played by Christoph Waltz, in a bid to murder a gang of killers called the Brittle Brothers. If successful, Django will secure his own freedom forever and liberate his enslaved wife. The film is scheduled for release on December 25 in the US and January 18 in the UK – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the final trailer.