Calvin Harris has unveiled his new song “Slide,” which features Frank Ocean and Migos. Harris, Ocean and Migos’ members Quavo and Offset are all credited with writing the song. The song is available now via iTunes.
Prior to the song’s release, the Scottish DJ-producer teased the tune via social media with snippets that featured a few bars while scenes of rolling down a peaceful street in a vehicle played. Coupled with the sun-kissed palm trees on the cover art Harris shared, his teasers matched the tune’s laidback, summery feel-good vibe, which Harris alluded to earlier in the week. “All my songs in 2017 have been sonically designed to make you feel fucking incredible,” he tweeted.
The sultry, piano-tipped grooving song features handclapped-styled beats and pitched background vocals. Ocean croons on the hook, “Do you slide on all your nights like this?/ Do you try on all your nights like this?”
Later, Offset raps, “Swallow the bottle while I sit back and smoke gelato/ Walk in my mansion 20 thousand paintin’ Picasso/ Bitches be dippin’, dabbin’ with niggas like a nacho/ Take off her panties, diamonds dancin’ like Rick Ricardo.”
This is Ocean’s first piece of new music since he released his Endless and Blonde albums last year, the latter of which marked the singer’s first independent release. In “Slide”‘s liner notes, it cheekily reads, “Frank Ocean appears courtesy of Frank Ocean.”
In September, Harris released “My Way,” a rare track in that he sings on it, which he hadn’t done since his 2014 hit, “Summer.”