Culture, Music | | October 21, 2019

 

Frank Ocean has quietly returned to bless us all with the goods – we’re about to have new songs for our sad playlists.

 

He brought back his radio show “blonded” on Beats 1, on which he dropped his new track “DHL”. It’s the latest music from the American artist since releasing a cover of Audrey Hepburn’s “Moon River” in 2018. Ocean also previewed two more original songs, “Dear April” and “Cayendo”. Both come from his exclusive queer club night in New York, PrEP+, referring to the HIV/AIDS prevention drug.

 

 

PrEP+ was billed as a recurring queer club night that pays homage to what could have been the 80’s New York club scene if the drug had been invented in that era. House rules include: zero tolerance for discrimination, consent is mandatory, dance floor is for dancing, and no photos or videos allowed.

 

Frank has also dropped merch to accompany his music, so you can look good while you’re crying over your ex. You can now get yourself 7″ vinyls of “Dear April” and “Cayendo” for $25 AUD. The songs aren’t available for online streaming yet. There’s also branded crew neck tees for you to choose from, all priced at $100 AUD. Take your pick between a black or white PrEP+ branded tee, with a contrasting logo in a retro, cartoon, aqua font. There’s also merch for blonded, coming in a white and pastel pink colourway, or black and grey. Unfortunately both blonded tees have sold out now. All merch is available on blonded.co.

 

 

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While we’re waiting for Frank Ocean 3, we’ll be listening to his curated Blonded playlist.

 

Featured image via Instagram @blonded.

 

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