Frank Ocean releases "DHL"
During the latest episode of blonded Radio, Frank Ocean premiered his first original track since “Provider.” in 2017. As episode 008 of the Beats 1 program neared completion, the DJs played three new songs in sequential order. First was “Cayendo (Sango Remix),” followed by Sango’s remix of “Nights”, and finally “DHL”—Frank’s new single.
The track was written by Frank Ocean, Alexander Ridha (Boys Noize), Jennifer Ivory, George Jones, Starleana Taylor, and Stephen Washington. It was produced by Frank Ocean, Boys Noize, Noah Goldstein, and Daniel Aged.
Producer Boys Noize discussed how the track came about during a studio session for A$AP Rocky’s Babushka Boi in interviews with The Fader and Complex.
The artwork for the single was designed by Michel Egger who has previously worked with Frank on layout and cover design for Blonde, Endless, and “Provider.” The PrEP+ style lettering was done by Nejc Prah.