Frank Ocean
9.5.2017

Watch Frank Ocean’s Stripped-Down Performance of ‘Nikes’

Just one week after surprising fans with “Provider,” Frank Ocean delivers a stripped-down performance of his blonde single “Nikes.”

Accompanied by a pianist, the soulful crooner belts out his standout single while sitting down in front of a mic stand in a rehearsal space. “Pour up for A$AP,” he sings. “R.I.P. Pimp C / R.I.P. Trayvon, that ni**a look just like me.”

For this rendition, Frank replaces the track’s vocal effects with his normal singing voice. It dropped without warning via Ocean’s Tumblr page with the caption “-5.”

Outside of the aforementioned “Provider,” Frank has delivered a slew of loose singles and collaborations over the course of this year, including tracks featuring JAY-Z, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Mob, Travis Scott, and Young Thug.

Watch Frank’s stirring performance of “Nikes” below.