Frank Ocean premiered his new song “Biking,” featuring Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator, on his Blonded Beats 1 radio show Friday night. The singer previously debuted his new single “Chanel” on the show in March. Listen to the episode here.
Jay Z dishes out the intro and first verse on “Biking,” proclaiming he has a “Wristwatch got a Russian face like an oligarch” as a sparse piano melody backs him.
The debut episode of Blonded boasted a conversation between “No Church in the Wild” collaborators Ocean and Jay Z, where the two criticized pop radio.
Acoustic guitar and subtle beats then wash over the track and it’s time for Ocean to ruminate on the titular activity and all the places the mind travels while riding a bicycle.
“I’m bikin’ uphill and it’s burning my quads / I’m bikin’ downhill and it sounds like a fishing rod,” Ocean sings on the track.
Tyler, the Creator, Ocean’s Odd Future compatriot, takes over the song’s latter third, delivering a frenzied verse that he later revealed the lyrics to on his recently revived Twitter. The rapper also posted an eerie video teasing a minute’s worth of “Biking.”
“BIKING” By Frank, Jay and I. My Lyrics. pic.twitter.com/Qp3dSfG5TG
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) April 8, 2017
NEW FRANK AND TYLER, ‘BIKING’ pic.twitter.com/zIFwaPAUZ7
— Golf Media (@GoIfMedia) April 8, 2017
Unlike “Chanel,” which was released to both digital music stores and streaming services so after its debut, “Biking” remains unavailable outside of the Blonded broadcast. Both songs followed the singer’s stellar 2016 release Blonde.
“Biking” debuted at the very end of Ocean’s broadcast, which featured a playlist that included Young Thug, Kelhani, Babyface, Death Grips, Drake’s “Glow” with Kanye West and more.