New From Frank Ocean – ‘Voodoo’

Get your late-90s R&B groove on with Ocean's newest offering, posted to his Tumblr on Saturday.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Frank Ocean's distinctive croon has arrived on a new track, which the R&B singer and Odd Future member posted hours ago on his Tumblr account.

Those who were first drawn to Ocean's "No Church in the Wild" hook from Watch The Throne will enjoy "Voodoo," a smooth-vibe ride through a late '90s R&B nostalgia trip.

Frank sings: "She's got the whole wide world in her juicy fruit he’s got the whole wide world in his pants. He's got the whole wide world in a wedding band; he put the whole wide world on her hand. She's got the whole wide world in her hands."

 
Speaking to BBC 1xtra back in November, Ocean dropped a bit of info on the project – and explained why he passed on an offered Kanye West collaboration.

"The record is written, we're just trying to tie up all the production. Get everything sonically pleasing to me," Ocean told BBC's Zane Lowe of his album. "When I started writing this record that was one of the things I said. I wanted to be able to perform well, for it to transition to stage well… It feels good, they work out well."

As for the rumors that he turned down a collaboration with Kanye West for the album, Frank explained: "I said, 'As much as I want to work with you… I kind of want to do this without you. I kind of want this to be done without you. I kind of want to do it on my own.'"

 

"Voodoo" Lyrics: 

darker times

they’re telling boulder heavy lies

looks like all we’ve got is each other 

the truth is obsolete

remember when all i had was my mother 

she didn’t compromise

she could recognize 

voodoo 

our daughters and our sons 

are just candles in the sun

voodoo

don’t let him see divide 

don’t you let her see divide

voodoo

she’s got the whole wide world in her juicy fruit 

he’s got the whole wide world in his pants

he wrapped the whole wide world in a wedding band 

then put the whole wide world on her hands

she’s got the whole wide world in her hands 

he’s got the whole wide world in his hands.