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Extensive time no see. Following two many years, Frank Ocean has returned with a Christmas episode of blonded RADIO — and certainly, it features unreleased music. The newest installment of the artist’s Apple Audio 1 show capabilities a beforehand recorded conversation about grief between Ocean, whose brother died very last 12 months, and motivational speaker Wim “Iceman” Hof. “I additional some writing at the conclude that I did a one choose of w Cory [Henry] in the summer season of 2020,” Ocean stated in an Instagram tale in advance of the shock episode dropped. “I came back again and added a couple words and parts in excess of the major of that consider additional not long ago. Felt like it healthy the wabi sabi of Wim’s terms. Merry Xmas all people.” In the remaining product, Ocean raps in excess of a piano for nearly 9 minutes. “I could be good, I’m on my way / If I wanna escape, I can escape,” he declares in the refrain’s lyrics. The heartfelt track is now only formally accessible to listeners via Apple Audio, and there is been no phrase still on no matter whether it will be uploaded to other streaming platforms. In the meantime, it is been preserved in supporter recordings like the a person beneath. And perhaps we’ll listen to it once again when Ocean headlines Coachella in 2023.