Frank Ocean gifted fans with another episode of his Blonded radio show on Beats 1 Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Co-hosted by Vegyn and Roof Access, the hour-long Christmas-themed episode featured music by a mix of hip-hop, pop and rock artists, including Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Big Star, Prince, Paul McCartney and more. See the full track list below.
Prior to his Christmas episode, Ocean’s last show on Apple Music coincided with the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6. The special-edition episode was billed as “blonded Midterms Pt. 1,” which saw Vegyn and Roof Access holding down hosting duties.
The Blonde artist touched on politics during that hour-long episode, denouncing several voter-suppression tactics, including gerrymandering. Ocean even admitted that he’d be just fine with having his taxes raised for the good the people. Neither his holiday-themed show nor his midterm elections episode featured new music by Ocean. In mid-November, the singer posted a clip of what sounds like a new song on his Instagram story, but hasn’t teased anything since.
About a year ago, Ocean cryptically hinted at new music by posting a photo on his Tumblr of a person wearing a green hat that read, “IF YOU LIKED 2017, YOU’LL LOVE 2018.” Ocean hasn’t release a full-length effort since he dropped the visual album Endless and the Billboard 200 leader Blonde within days of each other in Aug. 2016.
See the Blonded Christmas episode tracklist below.
Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Skating”
Margo Guryan, “I Don’t Intend to Spend Christmas Without You”
Stevie Wonder, “Ave Maria”
Donnie Hathaway, “This Christmas”
Big Star, “Jesus Christ”
Prince, “Another Lonely Christmas”
Gucci Mane, “St. Brick Intro”
DJ Laz, “Frosty the Snowman”
Busy Signal, “Tell Santa Dis”
Paul McCartney, “Wonderful Christmastime”
Whitney Houston, “Joy to the World” (feat. The Georgia Mass Choir)
The Waitresses, “Christmas Wrapping”
Tha Dogg Pound, “I Wish”
Mark Kozelek, “2,000 Miles”
Wham!, “Last Christmas”
Darlene Love, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Paul Simon, “Still Crazy After All These Years”