Converse released this year’s “Three Artists, One Track” today, their ninth installment in what has become the musical equivalent of Groundhog Day: the track that answers the question of when summer is coming, and what it sounds like. This year’s collab, “Hero,” features two members of The Clash (Paul Simonon and Mick Jones), producer Diplo and a dormant-since-Channel-Orange Frank Ocean. These collaborations are typically an exercise in proving that the quality of your product is never based on the quality of your ingredients, as fitting far-flung combinations of sound and style together ends up delightful yet never completely well-rounded. This year our artists not only hit the right balance, but went for a children’s choir as backup, which everyone everywhere can get on board with. Sounds like it’ll be a soulful, heady summer. Stream “Hero” below.
STREAM: Frank Ocean x Mick Jones x Paul Simonon x Diplo – “Hero”