frank ocean drops new track, memrise

Tune in, drop out! Frank Ocean's highly anticipated new track gets us all hot under the collar and offers an exciting taster of the album to come.

by i-D Team
28 November 2014, 11:40am

After slipping out of the limelight since a year of ruling the music scene in 2012 with Channel Orange (including Thinkin' Bout You, Pyramids, Lost and Super Rich Kids), Frank Ocean is back with short new track, dubbed memrise, which he quietly shared on his tumblr. It's a lo-fi affair, slow to build, before Frank's voice comes in, all plaintive pleasure, pain and longing. He's memorised a lot bout a past lover, including: "I memorized your body exposed. I could fuck you all night long from a memory alone." Hot! But as ever with Ocean, this is a deeply emotional affair too. Check out the track and full lyrics below.

I memorized the wayward expressions
Never look down
Never let you see me down
I memorized the way no directions
Can I come over now
I'd like to stay a little while
I memorized your body exposed
I could fuck you all night long
From a memory alone...

I never forget a face
Don't go plastic on me
Nothing's set in stone
You're not dipped in gold
Dipped in gold
You can't breathe if you're dipped in gold
You are not on paper
You are not a copy
You're so, you're thick, so thick...

Frank Ocean
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