Frank Ocean – “Golden Girl” (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)
Here’s a Channel Orange bonus cut called “Golden Girl,” a breezy, loverlorn number featuring Tyler, The Creator doing a verse in his pitched-down devil voice. “Let’s toast and listen to Michael Bolton,” Tyler says. It’s a physical-release exclusive, something you won’t be able to get at your local Target (more on that below).
As for the Target tiff, Ocean’s manager Christian Clancey questioned Target’s decision not to stock Frank’s CD and wondered aloud (in a since-deleted tweet) whether it was because of Frank’s sexual orientation. He later learned that Target doesn’t stock CDs that originated as iTunes exclusives. Target’s statement:
Target has a longstanding tradition of supporting music and artistry that reflects the diverse landscape of American culture,” the statement added. “Our history of partnering with diverse artists includes recent partnerships with a variety of musicians, such as Ricky Martin, B.o.B., and Gloria Estefan.
Clancy later backed down from his comments, though he did point out Target’s contributions to Minneapolis Forward, a group that supported Minnesota gubernatorial candidate (and alleged anti-gay ministry supporter) Tom Emmer.
Channel Orange is out now on iTunes.