One Track Sunday: Frank Ocean Leaks Song Written For Django Unchained
With Christmas just around the corner, Hollywood has a slew of film slated to be released, including the musically-oriented Les Miserables and the film with the slick soundtrack, Django Unchained. The soundtrack for the film features talented names ranging from RZA, Rick Ross, Jim Croce, and composer Ennio Morricone. There’s a wide range of talent and style within those names, and initially, Frank Ocean was set to be among them.
Although Tarantino eventually cut Ocean’s track, “Wise Man,” the wise singer made the song available via his Tumblr account over the weekend, noting “Django was ill without it.” Tarantino told Fuse that he thought the song was a “fantastic ballad,” but just couldn’t find a scene to fit it in.
"I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that's not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn't want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they'll realize it then."
Now, you can decide for yourself how you feel about the track.
It takes a few seconds to get into the lyrics, but once it gets there, it’s worth it. Ocean usually uses his pretty vocals to emote in songs, and “Wise Man” is no exception. I could see how the song might not fit into the overall tone of Django Unchained, but it’s nice to get to hear the track, nonetheless. Hopefully, a run on iTunes will follow.