Frank Ocean has released a new track today (August 20) called ‘Nikes’, with the song featuring the lyric “I got two versions”. The video features tributes to victims of gun violence as well as the devil and Ocean himself covered in glitter. A$AP Rocky also makes a guest appearance.
Frank Ocean released a mysterious new ‘visual album’ via Apple Music, entitled ‘Endless’ yesterday (August 19).
The record features 18 tracks that were premiered via Ocean’s livesteam, which saw him complete the building of a staircase.
Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood is credited as a string orchestrator on ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’ while James Blake is credited for the synth on ‘At Your Best’. Arca, Sampha, Sebastian and are also credited on the album. Kanye West producer Mike D mastered the release.
‘Nikes’ does not feature on ‘Endless’ but may feature on Ocean’s long-awaited new album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. According to Rolling Stone, that will follow “this weekend” but will no longer be called ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.
An Apple Music representative reportedly told Pitchfork to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.” ‘Endless’ is the first record to be released since the singer’s hugely acclaimed 2012 debut ‘Channel Orange’.