Frank Ocean hosted the latest episode of his Beats 1 Radio show Blonded RADIO last night during the VMAs, and listeners to the program were privy to a special treat in the form of a brand new single from Ocean. The song is entitled “Provider,” and it’s getting a lot of attention for the eclectic frame of reference reflected in the lyrics.
Lyrical references in “Provider” include Aphex Twin, the Talking Heads, and even filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The song was released in conjunction with a lyric video that can only be viewed on Frank’s website, which continues the esoteric vibe of the song. The single also continues Ocean’s recent practice of releasing new music on Blonded RADIO, and not following any traditional album release schedule in dropping new singles.
You can listen to “Provider” courtesy of Spotify below, and check out that aforementioned music video at Frank Ocean’s official site right here.