must have been giving thanks for his fans when he decided to drop a two minute teaser-of-a-song, "Memrise," to his Tumblr account over the long Turkey Day weekend. His devoted following haven't heard much from Ocean, since he crushed the music industry with singles, "Novacane" and "Thinkin Bout You" off his debut, Grammy winning album, Channel Orange
. His new song, "Memrise" is a dreamy, synth heavy sung-spoke peek into what could be the next step in his musical direction.
While his collaboration
on the song "Hero" with Diplo, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon was released this past March, this is Ocean's first solo release of 2014. Perhaps a little too short a track, but fans are still going crazy. While we're all celebrating this out of the blue musical treat, it's a comforting sign of life that he hasn't walked away from the mic.
Take it for a spin below.