Converse steered collaboration...
Three Artists, One Song

Converse have made a habit of engineering unusual, all-star collaborations.

In the past, the likes of Julian Casablancas, Santigold and many more have taken part in the brand's Three Artists, One Song campaign.

A few days ago, Converse confirmed that a new project had been launched. Diplo steered the new track, with Frank Ocean supplying vocals.

Oh, plus Mick Jones and Paul Simonon - or in other words, 50% of The Clash.

The results are now online. Starting with a loping bassline and some dub-inflected chords, Diplo's production allows Frank Ocean plenty of space for a lush vocal turn.

A school choir makes an appearance at the end, and - whilst not entirely successful - it's a fun workout from four hugely talented musicians.

Here's what Diplo had to say: "The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. 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."

(via FACT)

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