Listen To Frank Ocean’s “Lens” Collaboration With Travis Scott

Frank Ocean has been feeling musically generous lately. After dealing with the digital uproar  over the delay between his first and second albums for much of last year, Ocean may be rewarding fans by regularly releasing new music.

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For the latest episodes of his blondeRadio show on Beats 1 Saturday (April 22), Ocean doubled up with two versions of the same song. The 29-year-old singer premiered “Lens,” and an alternate version, “Lens V2,” featuring Travis Scott.

A Twitter user noticed that Ocean’s cover art appears to be inspired by the painting “A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self,” by Kerry James Marshall. As the Fader notes, Marshall’s painting was inspired by Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man.

Marshall, a 61-year-old black artist born in Alabama and raised in South Central Los Angeles, depicts images of black culture to increase representation in the art world.  “The hope was always to make sure these works found their way into museums so they could exist alongside everything else that people go into museums to look at,” he recently told NPR.

As for Ocean, fans are happy with the new offerings:

 

Listen to “Lens” and “Lens V2” below.

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