It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything new from the musical enigma that is Frank Ocean. There are the most recent singles that have been holding us over like “In My Room,” “DHL,” and the two acoustic loosies from 2020, but we’re still patiently awaiting the follow-up to his brilliant 2016 album, Blonde.
Every now and again Frank Ocean will pop in to deliver a new episode of his Blonded Radio show. He did so yesterday for a special Christmas episode, and during it, dropped something amazing. Frank shared with us a brand new 8-minute freestyle over some heartwrenching piano. While Frank Ocean is mainly revered for his singing, we sometimes forget that he can be an amazing rapper as well.
Frank pours his whole heart out on this freestyle. Both the lyrics and the sound of his voice reflect a deep pain, and after tragically losing his little brother in the summer of 2020, we can hear how it is affecting his art.
You can listen to the full freestyle below.