Mysterious new joint from Frank Ocean, just washed up on the beach with no note attached–possibly an outtake from nostalgia, ULTRA (?) but so far there is no real satisfactory explanation for its existence other than that it’s dope and, why not? Would be nice to think that it got held back for another artist (besides his two cameos on Watch The Throne, dude has two writer’s credits on Beyonce‘s new joint) and then didn’t get selected. Which is ironic because my favorite thing about Frank O as a writer is that his songs have almost no conventional song structure at all. Every vocal feels pretty much like a sung freestyle or a stream-of-consciousness tone poem over a minimal loop. They all have hooks eventually–but not necessarily because he thinks that far ahead when he steps to the booth and starts to sing.

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