Frank Ocean wants us all to celebrate the holiday season with his favorite music.
Despite earlier pushback from the LGBTQ community, Frank Ocean is still trying to reach out to new listeners by playing with his image and musical tastes. Recently, he attempted to do so through a Christmas-themed installment of Beats 1 radio. Thus, blonded Xmas (which is named after his earlier music project) was born.
The Christmas-themed radio show and playlist includes the bisexual singer’s favorite seasonal classics such as Mariah Carey’s “Miss You Most (At Christmas Time),” “Christmas in the Ghetto” by TRU, “Snow is Fallin'” by Purple Mountains, and more.
In fact, listed below is the entire tracklist of the Blonded Xmas audio:
Mariah Carey: “Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)”
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: “Electricity”
Octo Octa: “Deep Connections”
645AR: “I Want the Money [ft. SenseiATL]”
Shuggie Otis: “Island Letter”
The Christmas All-Stars and Joseph Simmons: “Santa Baby” [ft. Salt-n-Pepa, Onyx, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, Keith Murray, & Mase]
TRU: “Christmas in the Ghetto”
Machine Girl: “Athoth a Go!! Go!!”
Dungeon Family: “Follow the Light”
Laurice: “Disco Spaceship”
George Harrison: “My Sweet Lord (Demo)”
Purple Mountains: “Snow Is Falling in Manhattan”
George Jones & the Jones Boys: “The Lonely Christmas Call”
Pet Shop Boys: “It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas”
George Clanton: “Livin’ Loose”
Sleaford Mods: “Discourse”
RP Boo: “U-Don’t No”
Headie One: “Home”
Cortex: “Troupeau bleu:
The Miracles: “Christmas Every Day”
But if you missed the radio event, don’t worry. You can hear it anytime by heading over to Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio.
But what will Frank Ocean be doing next in the coming year? Well, he’ll be headling at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival alongside Travis Scott and Rage Against The Machine in April, according to US Weekly. (But remember the festival’s anti-gay roots before buying a ticket).