Frank Ocean Debuts “Chanel” & A$AP Rocky Remix: Listen
Frank Ocean‘s creative streak continues with “Chanel.” The avant-garde R&B singer released the track during the March 10 episode of his Beats 1 show “blonded RADIO,” to follow up last year’s Blonde and Endless. (Remember, he waited four years to follow up channel ORANGE.)
Frank rap-sings while toying with hip-hop tropes throughout, and even shouting out a memorable 21 Savage interview: “With a cup in a cup, Actavis / that’s a double edge, ‘issa knife.'” Yet “Chanel” sounds as insular and plaintive as Blonde, particularly as Frank approaches the bridge (“It’s really you on my mind”).
Frank also released a “Chanel” remix featuring A$AP Rocky. Hear both versions below, then read the lyrics at his Tumblr.