Frank Ocean, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, and Diplo – HERO (Original Mix) [Free Download]
When Converse announced Diplo, Frank Ocean, and The Clash would be mashed together for their latest installment of their ‘Three Artists, One Song’ series, fans of electronic, R&B, and rock respectively cried out in concern, and at the root of it all, confusion. Despite reservations, the triad of artists have united their individual strengths and produced a unique soothing pocket of magic with “Hero.”
The distinctly individual stripes of “Hero” are easily differentiated, but interlace together for an impeccable, one-of-a-kind harmony. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash introduce the original with striking electric guitar riffs that dance over a softly bumping underscore. Uncharacteristic of Diplo’s twerk-heavy, bass bombing tracks, the celebrated producer has toned his sound down to complement Frank Ocean’s impossibly sultry R&B vocals for a resonating, classic-worthy track.
Music fans who revel in free music can thank the efforts of Converse as they continue their ‘Three Artists, One Song’ project to unite brilliant artists for exclusive collaborations while also rewarding their audience with free downloads, including “Hero.”