Frank Ocean Shares Solo Version of “Biking”Photos by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty, Jason Merritt/Getty Music News Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean dropped a solo version of the song “Biking” during the sixth episode of his Beats 1 show blonded RADIO. The track originally debuted on the third episode, and featured Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator.
The solo version has a similar vibe to the original, with Ocean filling the song with raps, sing-song bridges and a marvelous hook all on his own. It’s a testament to Ocean’s abilities as both a songwriter and versatile vocalist.
blonded has allowed him to become a curator of sorts, steering listeners to listen to older R&B tunes like “Whip Appeal” by Babyface and current hip-hop gems like Kanye and Drake’s “Glow.” Ocean also premiered A$AP Rocky’s new track “RAF” recently, featuring Migos’ Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Ocean himself during the sixth show.