Frank Ocean Drops a New Song, "Provider," During the VMAs: Listen

Frank Ocean doesn't care what else is going on Sunday night.

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Frank Ocean Drops a New Song, "Provider," During the VMAs: Listen

Frank Ocean  picked Sunday night—against the live MTV Video Music Awards and the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale to release a new episode of his Beats 1 radio show, “Blonded Radio.” So you know he’d have something worth tuning in for, and sure enough he dropped a brand new song called “Provider.”

“Provider” is a slow-burn ballad with brushes of melody wafting through a minimal beat and the occasional Stanley Kubrick reference. It was initially available via Soundcloud, but now you have to visit Ocean’s website to find a lyric video for the song.

Ocean has used previous episodes of “Blonded Radio” to premiere new songs like “Biking (Solo)” and his A$AP Rocky collaboration, “RAF.”

Meanwhile, over at the VMAs, Kendrick Lamar opened the show with an incendiary performance of “DNA” and “HUMBLE.” Watch that here.

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