Frank Ocean has returned with brand new music, in the form of a new track ‘DHL’, premiered on his Beats 1 radio show ‘blonded’.
The track is his first new material since last year’s standalone cover of crooner classic ‘Moon River’, his only music of 2018.
The new single is teased on this Monday’s NIGHTS with Jayce Flaxman.
In addition to ‘DHL’, Ocean premiered more new material on the show, albeit in the form of Sango’s remix of a track called ‘Cayendo’.
The original version of that track, along with a track called ‘Dear April’, are currently available for pre-order as 7″ vinyl singles on Ocean’s website, along with videos of them being DJ’d
Ocean’s forthcoming new album is being influenced by club music and approaches themes of ‘strength and vulnerability’, the singer said in a rare recent interview.
The name is “an homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug PrEP – which can be taken daily to prevent HIV/AIDs for those who are not infected but are at high risk – had been invented in that era.”
He continued: “I’m an artist, it’s core to my job to imagine realities that don’t necessarily exist and it’s a joy to.”