Out of nowhere, Frank Ocean announced that he hosting his second episode of his Beats 1 Radio show, blonded RADIO, on Friday (March 10) and asked fans to tune in. On the program, he premiered a new track called “Chanel,” which featured his good friend A$AP Rocky.
“Chanel” is the first new song from Ocean since the release of his two critically acclaimed projects Blonde and Endless in August 2016. The song boasts a shuffling beat, an elegant piano riff and Ocean’s stream-of-consciousness lyrics.
Ocean is not singing about the luxury fashion label, but a special person that has been on his mind. “My guy is pretty like a girl / And he got fight stories to tell / I see both sides like Chanel / See on both sides like Chanel,” he sings.
A$AP Rocky comes in at the end where the song shifts to a different type of production. Over a slowed down version of “Chanel,” the Harlem rhymer raps about a woman named Chanel whose beauty shines inside and outside.
“Chanel” follows Ocean’s recent guest appearance alongside Migos on Calvin Harris’ hit single, “Slide.” If you like the song, you can cop it now via iTunes. It also can be streamed on Spotify and Tidal