"Hero" - Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Diplo [SoundCloud Audio + Lyrics]

Justin Stanger

by Justin Stanger

Published March 10, 2014

Converse's "Three Artists, One Song" series is just that, three artists collaborating on one song. Previous entries include and the James Murphy, Andre 3000 and The Gorillaz collaboration, "DoYaThing" and Mark Foster, Kimbra and DJ A-Trak's "Warior."

The new installment of the series technically has four artists, with Paul Simonon and Mick Jones counted as one since both were members of The Clash. Simonon and Jones collaborated with Frank Ocean and Diplo to make "Hero." The song has a retro, doo-wop bass line with a futuristic, distorted synthesizer riff, with the band rocking out on the chorus. Ocean croons and is backed by The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir. You can stream the track above. You can also watch a behind the scenes look at Simonon and Jones recording their portion of the song in the recording studio below.

Mick Jones & Paul Simonon Recording "Hero"

For more news, music and tour dates, check out Frank Ocean's Zumic artist page.


Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Diplo "Hero" Lyrics

My flag is American
But I love some Queen
I’m young enough to vote
& toke the trees
I’ll be playing concerts in the mud
Until the sequel
I’ll be finding subjects to paint
In the buff
Behind the easel
Tryna fuck
I’m a bad boy
I’m a punk
I’m a black man
I could dunk
& I’m hanging low
& I’m swinging far

What you say?
You need a hero
Heard em say
You need a save

How high – tell me how high
Shall we jump
How far – really how far
Have we come
I was wondering were we better off without it
I was wondering were we better off before

Who needs you
Who needs you
Who loves you
Who doesn’t
Love a good hero
We all love the heroes

Source: ConverseMusic SoundCloud and Converse YouTube Channel

Diplo Frank Ocean
Alternative Rock R&B-Soul Rock
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