Our elusive king of thought-provokingly honest artistry has returned with his first solo single since the release of Blonde and we couldn’t be happier. Last night on his Beats 1 Radio show ‘blonded RADIO,’ Frank Ocean premiered a new single titled “Chanel.” Ocean’s cool, calm and collected confidence beam through the lyrics over minimalist piano chords and a heavenly light beat. He brags on everything from his lover to his success using tuneful metaphors to explore the dualism of masculinity, sexuality, fame/notoriety and success. The singer-songwriter and all-around creative’s confession to understanding these double-faced complexities (which are too often perceived from a singular perspective) comes in the form of a cleverly honest pun used as the song’s refrain, “I see both sides like Chanel,” and a lyric photo that evinces Ocean’s personal bilateralism.
Check out Frank Ocean’s “Chanel” below.