Frank Ocean is well known for his choice collaborations. We needn’t look further than Endless and Blonde to witness his elite selections, which included Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Beyoncé, André 3000, James Blake and Sampha to name just a few. So it might come as a surprise to hip-hop heads and musical elitists that his next song will be coming out in the form of a Calvin Harris collaboration.
Harris posted a video to Snapchat today of himself driving around the streets of Los Angeles pumping this new collaboration with the Nikes artist, who placed twice in this year’s Hottest 100 earlier this week.
Calvin Harris showing a sneak peek of brand new song with Frank Ocean. pic.twitter.com/3OSf0epCRA
— Frank Ocean (@IBoysDontCryCo) January 26, 2017
It’s unexpected, that’s for sure, but we’re not ones to judge. It would be remiss and arrogant to criticise this collaboration based on Harris’ status as an EDM superstar. Besides, in a world where Kendrick Lamar collaborates with Taylor Swift and Maroon 5, and Chance the Rapper gets Justin Bieber on his album, is it really that far-fetched that Frank is branching out?
There’s no more details regarding the track name or any potential release dates, but Harris did also announce that he’s got ten new releases coming out this year, so we can no doubt expect them to start rolling out some time soon.