As part of their Three Artists, One Song series, Converse brought together Frank Ocean, Diplo, and the Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, because why not? The four artists joined forces to record “Hero,” which sounds pretty much what you’d expect a song from Ocean, Diplo, and members of the Clash to sound like. 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.
Hear it below.