Frank Ocean, Diplo and The Clash team up on new song ‘Hero’ – listen

One-off collaboration revealed as part of Converse's Three Artists, One Song series

Frank Ocean, Diplo and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash have teamed up to record a new track called ‘Hero’. Listen to it below.

The song is part of Converse’s Three Artists, One Song series, which has previously brought together collaborations between Gorrilaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000, Best Coast, Rostam Batmanglij and Kid Cudi plus Julian Casablancas, Pharrell, and Santigold.

The track is free to download and marks one of Ocean’s first new songs since the release of his acclaimed album ‘Channel Orange’ in 2012.


Speaking about the song prior to its release, Diplo said in a statement: “The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. Their musical anarchy and constant attitude to disregard rules and forge their own path was inspirational to me. They meant death to genres, music and message above everything.”

He added: “Frank lives by the same creed in being married to his vision and seeing it through at any cost. We had to challenge each other to make something that we hope no one could expect and Converse valued everyone’s artistic freedom to let us shine throughout the past few months to make this thing happen.”