Frank Ocean's show on Beats 1, Blonded, has become a testing ground for new singles. First it was his collaboration with Calvin Harris and Migos, "Slide," then in mid-March, the gauzy "Chanel" rendered in several different versions throughout the set.
At the close of that most recent show, Ocean shared the acoustic-led "Biking." For the opening minute, Jay Z raps over washed-out lounge piano — it's a disorienting space for Hova, but a reflective one. Tyler, The Creator shows up in the back half when the beat drips like glue. But after a relatively mellow build, Frank Ocean suddenly bursts in the final verse of "Biking" with some wild vocalizing straight out of Young Thug.