HEY LISTEN: Stream Frank Ocean's Biking (feat. Jay-Z & Tyler The Creator)

Frank Ocean enlists the help of frequent collaborators Jay Z and Tyler the Creator to make a song quite literally, about riding bikes. Jay Z begins the track with a verse not typical from Jay, but fits very well into the overall aesthetic of the track. Frank uses this track to explore different sonic textures, from the dreamy ambient keys during the intro, devolving into a acoustic guitar section, followed by a hip-hop oriented instrumental at the back end of the track. Tyler complements the mood of the track as well, references lines from Jay’s verse earlier in the song. While the song may not have as big of an impact as Chanel did, it’s still great to see Ocean explore different way of melding his favorite soundscapes into a solid musical idea.

 

 

 

Sam Morgan