Considering it is Frank Ocean’s first album in four years post-Channel Orange in 2012, blonde was something of an event. The wait, to say the least, was worth it, as the album released to rapturous acclaim. That says a lot, considering that the album was a surprise release and one so deglamorized so as to keep a Beyonce feature a secret.
Over the last few weeks, though, it seems Frank Ocean has gotten it figured out. Of course, there’s “Slide”, a dance-hip-hop collab with Calvin Harris and Young Thug. “Chanel”, a true bopper with vivid lyrics that make up something of a confessional juicier than anything Frank has ever let on. Finally, “Biking”, a transporting rumination in life (when you ruminate, you want to ruminate with Frank’s voice crooning in the background) featuring Jay-Z and Tyler the Creator.
On the fourth episode of his blonded RADIO show this Saturday, Frank Ocean debuted a new song called “Lens”, a bare and mellow track that highlights Frank’s gorgeous vocals. Listen to the track, in full, below: