After quietly dropping new Blonded merch ahead of the Holiday period, Frank Ocean has just as quietly hosted the first Blonded Radio episode since 2019. The show, which is hosted on Apple Music and was shared on Christmas Day, featured almost 9 minutes of new music from Frank Ocean himself, as well as a conversation the artist had with extreme athlete Wim Hof (AKA The Ice Man).
In an Instagram story, Frank explained: “Me and [Wim Hof] had a conversation some time ago when I was in the earlier stages of grief. And I remember marveling afterwards at how his energy blasted through the phone. So much vim in this Wim.”
Frank continued: “We spoke for a while about his work, the purpose of grief and how going into the cold water changed his life. It reminded me of conversations in the studio with players I know. Freewheeling, psychedelic, emotionally charged, intelligent and generous. I enjoyed listening to him, so in this edit I just let him speak uninterrupted.”
Listen to the Blonded Radio show here and then check out Frank Ocean’s new material in the video below.