Since his release of “Provider” in August 2018, Frank Ocean has returned with a new single along with previews of two new songs, which are set to release as a limited vinyl collection as well as merchandise.
According to CNN, this is Ocean’s first single “since covering the Audrey Hepburn classic ‘Moon River’ in February 2018.” and his first original single since ‘Provider.’
Ocean premiered his new single “DHL,” at the end of his ‘blonded RADIO’ station on Beats 1 radio, Saturday night. After the broadcast, the song was available on all streaming platforms; the album cover depicts a man with his arm raised and his head inside a bag.
Along with his music, Ocean released a new clothing line, PrEP+, which launched on Oct. 19 promoting his new nightclub series in New York City. The event was named after the HIV/AIDS prevention drugs.
Items of his new collection include four t-shirts, in which three have already sold out. Along with 7″ vinyl copies of his recently previewed songs, “Cayendo” and “Dear April,” which are currently available for pre-order, available for $15 each and ship within eight to 12 weeks.
After receiving backlash for this clothing line, Ocean took to Tumblr to clarify the event’s vision stating that the event was funded by “Blonded, independently” and not Gilead. “Club culture around the late 70s and 80s nightlife in NYC were a special, much talked about and written about thing. From the star-studded midtown clubs like studio 54 and the first danceteria to the downtown clubs like Mudd + paradise garage. The figures, the music, the looks, the lack of regulation haha.”
PrEP T-SHIRT – BLACK/BLUE https://t.co/sVWVtg1gvn pic.twitter.com/c48pyJ6Pxf
— Frank Ocean Daily (@TeamFrankDaily) October 19, 2019