OG dub fiends Paul Simonon and Mick Jones of The Clash have cut a free track called "Hero" for Converse with contemporary Jamaica lover Diplo with vocals by Frank Ocean, who doesn't attempt an accent because he's better than that. It's slickly produced and clearly mindful that some would call this collaboration auspicious - a massive, brawny hook and a starry bridge from The West Los Angeles Children's Choir reveal a song that's eager to please.
Here's Diplo's statement about the song, which he totally wrote himself:
"The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. Their musical anarchy and constant attitude to disregard rules and forge their own path was inspirational to me. They meant death to genres, music and message above everything. Frank lives by the same creed in being married to his vision and seeing it through at any cost. We had to challenge each other to make something that we hope no one could expect and Converse valued everyone's artistic freedom to let us shine throughout the past few months to make this thing happen."
Download the Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo collab at Soundcloud.