Frank Ocean released two new episodes of “blonded RADIO” on Apple Music 1.
Frank Ocean is one of the music industry’s most elusive artists, so it’s always an event when he breaks his silence. Since 2017, Ocean will occasionally share dispatches from his irregular series blonded RADIO on Apple Music 1, sometimes even previewing unreleased material.
Now, Frank Ocean has dropped two new episodes on the platform. In the first episode called “blonded LSD,” Frank speaks with Dr. James Fadiman about microdosing. In the second episode, “blonded ENERGY!,” Frank talks about about the ancient Chinese practice of Qi Ging with Master Mingtong Gu.
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Both episodes include new original music from Ocean. “blonded LSD” features a 35-minute soundtrack which underscores the conversation Frank has with Fadiman. In the second episode, more music is presented under the interview, increasing in volume near the end.
Frank’s last episode of blonded RADIO was on Christmas of 2021. The episode featured Ocean talking with Wim “Iceman” Hof, a Dutch extreme athlete. The conversation was similar in tone and presentation two Frank’s talks wit Fadiman and Gu. In an Instagram post, Frank wrote of Hof, “We spoke for a while about his work, the purpose of grief, and how going into the cold water changed his life. It reminded me of conversations in the studio with players I know. Freewheeling, psychedelic, emotionally charged, intelligent, and generous. I enjoyed listening to him, so in this edit I just let him speak uninterrupted.”
The new episodes of blonded RADIO come as Frank Ocean’s groundbreaking album Channel Orange turns ten years old. In Instagram stories, Frank shared new merchandise celebrating the occasion, including a blonded RADIO shirt and a Channel Orange double-sided poster.
Frank’s Spotify profile has also been updated, depicting a photo collage that can be found on the poster.
Check out the new episodes here.