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After a two year hiatus, Grammy Award-winning singer Frank Ocean returns with his brand new single “DHL.” Ocean debuted the track on an episode of the Beats 1 show “Blonde Radio.” As fans have come to expect, the song finds Ocean following through with his usual sound, dabbling in multi-layered production from himself and Boyz Noize. His lyrics address his love of cars, troubling connection to drugs, and other topics the African-American community has trouble with. It was reported earlier this year that Ocean plans to get more into activism, and this song is a step in the right direction. The  song follows the tease of the tracks, “Cayendo” and “Dear April”, from the crooner earlier that day. Remixes of both songs premiered at Ocean’s new queer night club PrEP+ in New York earlier this week. Ocean also played a snippet of the Sango track “Nights” during Blonde. All three tracks will reportedly appear on Ocean’s forthcoming third studio effort, titled “FO3.” The cover art for “DHL” has been rumored to hint at the arrival of 13 new Frank Ocean songs, although Ocean himself didn’t detail his Blonde follow up during his revived radio show. Ocean is known to release new music at will so fans may have to wait for more new music. R&B singer Brik.Liam just released his Morton Records debut album “What’s The Matter, Brik?.” The project is a multi-layered, transparent journey through the concept of physical transformation: the tracks are named after four states of matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma), intersecting the transitions that come between (Sublimation, Condensation, Ionization), and the feeling of heartbreak behind the music is just as wrenching as the molecular dissolution suggested. “What’s The Matter, Brik?” embodies the continual change Brik has faced in  a life subjected to the impermanence of his stepfather’s Army postings. Before sharing stages with Lalah Hathaway, touring Russia, and reaching the Top 10 on the iTunes R&B Chart, Bril.Liam was a military child growing up in Virginia, Texas, Germany, and his mother’s church choir. It offers the mindset of a black military family, which is a concept rarely explored, but done well by Brik.Liam.

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