In the latest installment of his Beats 1 show blonded Radio, Frank Ocean released a new single featuring both longtime collaborator Tyler the Creator and occasional collaborator Jay Z. The good folks at Genius speculate that the single is playing off of Hova’s love of bicycling, but, like every Frank Ocean song, the song moves towards a weightier theme, namely how to adjust to becoming wealthy and famous.
The song, though melodically simple, acquires depth with Ocean’s masterful accumulation of vocal and instrumental textures. Ocean, Jay Z and Tyler each use the bicycle metaphor to their own ends. Listen to the song via Soundcloud below, find the music video for a segment of it below that and listen to Ocean’s full show via Apple Music here (“Biking” comes in at 1:35:23).