Listen: Frank Ocean’s New Song ‘Wise Man’

Listen to a gorgeous track that wasn't included in Tarantino's latest masterpiece, but deserves its own light.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Remember hearing that Frank Ocean was set to contribute a new song to the soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino's latest film Django Unchained? When the full soundtrack hit (which you can stream in its entirety), disappointment set in for the fact that Ocean's contribution never made the cut for the film. 

Now, conveniently, Ocean has posted a brand new song to his Tumblr with the soletag “django was ill without it.” I think we can connect the dots there, no? Have a listen to the song below and read the lyrics here.

Tarantino had the following to say on the track:

Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn't a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that's not why he wrote it and not his intention." Tarantino said via press statement. "So I didn't want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they'll realize it then."

Ocean's Channel Orange album made the No. 17 slot on our top albums of 2012 list, which you can check out here.