Frank Ocean Debuts New Song "Chanel"

A cryptic tweet, a sudden announcement, a surprise radio show—yep, it must be Frank Ocean.

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On Friday night, Beats 1 made a surprise announcement that there would be a new episode of Frank Ocean's Beats 1 show blonded RADIO.


— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) March 11, 2017

Given that the last episode featured a chat with Jay Z, expectations were high. There were also rumors that Ocean would debut new material. 

New Frank Ocean music too.

— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) March 10, 2017

The singer delivered, sharing a previously unheard song called "Chanel." You can check it out here on Tidal, or here on iTunes/Apple Music. Ocean also shared two Tumblr posts connected to the song. One had the lyrics in an abstract-seeming pattern.

Tumblr lyrics

The other had art with the Chanel logo and the words "Chanel @ Everywhere."

Chanel 1

The song played for about an hour straight on the Beats 1 show, and an ASAP Rocky verse, possibly a remix, was aired as well.

ok asap rocky really just dropped a verse on chanel #blondedRADIO #CHANEL

— Connor Cleveland (@ConnorCleve) March 11, 2017

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