Converse have just announced another installment of their Three Artists One Song series, and it’s an absolute monster. Diplo, Frank Ocean, and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon from The Clash have collaborated on a song called “Hero” which will be available for free download on the Converse website on Monday. Diplo comments:
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.
In case you’d forgotten, Converse have previously brought some amazing artists together to work on songs, including A-Trak, Mark Foster of Foster the People, and Kimbra for “Warrior“, and the unbeatable combination of Gorillaz, James Murphy and André 3000 on “Do Ya Thing,” which you can check out below.