Frank Ocean has shared a new song via his Blonded Radio show for Apple Music.
The artist’s Christmas special episode of the occasional radio show aired on Christmas Day, and included an almost nine-minute-long new song from him, while he also spoke with Wim “The Iceman” Hof, a Dutch motivational speaker and athlete, during the show.
In an Instagram Story promoting the show, Ocean wrote: “Me and @iceman_hof had a conversation some time ago when I was in the earlier stages of grief and I remember marbling afterwards at how his energy blasted through the phone. So much vim in this Wim. We spoke for a while about his work, the purpose of grief and how going into the cold water changed his life.
“It reminded me of conversations in the studio with players I know. Freewheeling, psychedelic, emotionally charged, intelligent and generous. I enjoyed listening to him, so in this edit I just let him speak interrupted. Me, @coryhenry and @dylanpatricewiggins played some sounds underneath to heighten the feeling.”
During the show, Ocean explained that the new song, for which he did not reveal a title, was recorded in a single take during the summer of 2020, alongside Cory Henry. He also added that he had worked further on the track more recently, and said he “felt like it fit the wabi-sabi of Wim’s words”.
The track appears at the end of the show, which you can listen to in full via Apple Music, here. You can also check out the track itself below.
This isn’t the first time Ocean has used his Blonded Radio show to debut new music, with the artist sharing a remix by Arca, as well as other new tracks, in 2019.