Frank Ocean Teams With Former Clash Members For New Track
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.07.2014
Diplo is also on the song...
Frank Ocean has teamed up with Diplo and former members of The Clash for a new track. Pitchfork reports that the Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have collaborated with Ocean and Diplo for "Hero," which is part of Converse's Three Artists, One Song series. The song follows in the steps of collaborations between Gorrilaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000 and others.
Diplo said of the song, "The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. Their musical anarchy and constant attitude to disregard rules and forge their own path was inspirational to me. They meant death to genres, music and message above everything. Frank lives by the same creed in being married to his vision and seeing it through at any cost. We had to challenge each other to make something that we hope no one could expect and Converse valued everyone's artistic freedom to let us shine throughout the past few months to make this thing happen."