More Life, More Success & More Frank Ocean: Stream Both Versions of “Lens” and Check out “blonded Radio” Ep. 004 Here

“I got two versions. I got twooo versions…”

Packed away in an arsenal of “major keys” DJ Khaled has neglected to mention, lies the effervescent Frank Ocean. Artistic at best and idiosyncratic by nature, the Louisiana native created his own lane where only he lives and thrives, making him not only an innovator but a necessity. In other words, we didn’t know what we had until it was gone. But after a four year hiatus, he’s back and these blessings keep falling in our lap.

Following his release of Blonde, which dropped last summer, came the birth of his “blonded RADIO” Beats 1 show, where he shares a curated list of his recent faves and occasional new tracks. Mastering the art of surprise, Frank not only hit fans with an unscheduled episode but added a few loosies in the mix.

Having released “Biking” and “Slide” over the last two episodes, he returns with two new songs reminiscent of his “2 versions” promise he made in 2015. Released early Sunday morning via episode 004, he shared a new song entitled “Lens.” Towards the end of the episode, he also aired an alternative version of the track featuring Travis Scott. Additionally, he also played a mix that included Playboi Carti’s “Magnolia,” Kodak Black, Tee Grizzley, Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour LLif3” in addition to Deniece Williams and Jazmine Sullivan.

Mentioned by The Fader the accompanying cover art is said to be indicative of a Kerry James Marshall painting titled A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self. Marshall is known for his representations of Black life in America and his work was recently showcased at the Met Breuer in New York.

Stream both versions below and check out full episode here. Also see the full track list below.

1. “Confession” – Budgie
2. “Free” – Deniece Williams
3. “Mascara”- Jazmine Sullivan
4. “Magnolia” – Playboi Carti
5. “Up In Here” – Kodak Black
6. “blkjuptr” – Smino
7. “Big Body ft. Tha Dogg Pound” – ScHoolboy Q
8. “From the D to the A” – Tee Grizzly feat. Lil Yachty
9. “XO TOUR Llif3” – Lil Uzi Vert
10. “Dreams From The Hood” – Ezro
11. “LUST.” – Kendrick Lamar
12. “T P O” – Dom Kennedy
13. “Meditation” – Babyfather feat. Arca
14. “ I’m Freaky” – O’Bryan
15. “Olson” – Boards of Canada
16. “Falling” – Angelo Badalamenti/Julee Cruise
17. “Fa so Lati Do” – Burna Boy
18. “Flossin” – Mike Jones
19. “Lens” – Frank Ocean
20 “Lens V2” – Frank Ocean feat. Travis Scott