New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Frank Ocean debuted a jittery new single, "Provider," Sunday night on his surprise-release "blonded RADIO" show. In a lyric video posted on the singer's website, the song plays via cassette through a retro-styled boombox, which visual artist Tom Sachs tricks out with larger speakers and a machete. The words are highlighted on the screen by a hopping Hello Kitty head.
Following suit to his recent sounds, the track is mellow and feels personally immersed in his mental thoughts. During a portion of the song he pays tribute to legendary film director Stanley Kubrick, and delivers a sung/rap flow about nights on the 'loose.'
"I'm fina start acting out if I don't see him soon," he rhymes. "My best friend ain't backing out, it's still on sight, fool / I'm the only one out here on the night, loose / Trophy case still light, body need a race stripe."
During his Beats 1 radio show, Frank also unveiled a remix to "Rolls Royce Bitch" off 2 Chainz's Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Over Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E.'s production, Frank flexes his rap skills once again, rhyming about how much his Christmas experience has changed since his career has reached new heights.
"Can't pay for play, Christmas Day, no Xbox," he rhymes on the track. "Last Christmas Day was in LA with Flock / Pourin' this red, sky gettin' blue / We couldn't tell if it's IMAX or not." Take a listen below: