09 Mar Diplo, Frank Ocean and the Clash to make “Hero” [News]
(via Dancing Astronaut)
Reportedly, Converse is storming up a three piece master mind plan to have Frank Ocean, Diplo, and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for the upcoming track “Hero.” Although it’s pretty obvious how incongruent the three’s sounds are, we still believe this to be a collaboration for the ages, seeing that all three come from very different spectrums of music.
For Mad Decent fans not as familiar with the punk rockers, Diplo nodded to their influence as musical rabble rousers:
“The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick,” he said in a statement. “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.”
While no teaser has been released, “Hero” will drop on Converse’s Tumblr on Monday.