First Listen: Frank Ocean’s Gorgeous ‘Django Unchained’ Ballad ‘Wiseman’; Plus ‘Blazing Saddles’ Trailer Mashup

First Listen: Frank Ocean's Gorgeous 'Django Unchained' Ballad 'Wiseman'; Plus 'Blazing Saddles' Trailer Mashup

"Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it," Quentin Tarantino said earlier this month about the song the R&B balladeer wrote for his latest movie, "Django Unchained," that he had to regrettably cut. "I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”

Well, Ocean's decided to unleash this truly fantastic song on the public all right, as the singer took to Twitter last night to do just that. "Django was ill without it," he wrote, pointing to his Tumblr where he had uploaded the song.

It's a pretty gorgeous song that people have already affectionately dubbed "Wiseman." The lyrics are here and an embed is below. Be forewarned though: you're going to have this on repeat all day.

Bonus extra credit: this amusing "Django Unchained" and "Blazing Saddles" movie trailer mashup (even though this writer still resents anyone who says the humor in either film is in the same universe of comedy). [via LiveForFilms]

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Comments

Koko

Frank Ocean is so overrated. This song like all of his other tracks is whack

Joey Ramone

You guys can't be serious. That is horrible. My Aunt Beryl would love it though. Music for Twi-hards.

Franko

OMG, you weren't kidding. This song rules.

Hana

He should make this the main single off his next album. It’s actually his best song so far.

Bogart

Steve McQueen should use this at the start of Twelve Years A Slave… it's too emotive and sincere for Django Unchained – and that's not a dig against Django, just different beasts.

Abe

Gorgeous and soulful!

Yod

"Be forewarned though: you're going to have this on repeat all day" Pretty sure I won't. Once was bad enough.

Budo

Wow, gorgeous!

SEAN

Fuck just amazing. Frank OCEAN = a God among muscians/singers/artists. Very happy The Playlist are a big fan of his!

444

Not really into it; but then I was not into Channel Orange. Also I absolutely can't imagine it fitting into anything Tarantino ever. Far too sincere

cinematic_high

Fuck. That was good. He can't close the movie with this?

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