CONVERSE UNVEILS NEXT THREE ARTISTS. ONE SONG COLLABORATION
FEATURING MICK JONES AND PAUL SIMONON OF THE CLASH, FRANK OCEAN AND DIPLO
Original Track “Hero” Available for Free Download at Conversemusic.Tumblr.com
Converse Inc. has just releases the next innovative collaboration for the Three Artists. One Song series featuring legendary musicians Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, award winning singer-songwriter and rapper Frank Ocean and internationally acclaimed producer Diplo.
“Working alongside Mick and Paul and with Frank was one of the best creative learning processes I’ve had the pleasure of being part of,” said Diplo. “This project enabled us challenge each other while encouraging our unique talents to shine thru. Converse understands the true value of artistic freedom and allowed our creativity to shine throughout the entire process of creating the track.”
As with the previous Three Artists. One Song releases, “Hero” is a uniquely individual single that brings together the creative elements of each artist into one extraordinary track. “Hero” was recorded partly at Studio 13 in London, England and remotely on the road in Hawaii and Los Angeles. The end result is the lyrical and musical ingenuity of Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Diplo and Frank Ocean all seamlessly incorporated into an original body of creative work.
“The core of the Converse brand is creativity and continuing our commitment to support it and the result of this collaboration has been nothing short of boundary-breaking and thus, set the bar even higher,” said Geoff Cottrill, VP/GM of Brand & Segments at Converse. “Each of these artists are masters at what they do and we could not be more excited to share such an innovative track for fans worldwide to enjoy.”
With a rich heritage and long history rooted championing artistic creativity, “Hero” is the tenth track in a prestigious line of singles released in the Three Artists. One Song series. Previous tracks includes 2012’s “DoYaThing” by one half of award winning duo Outkast, Andre 3000, James Murphy, the mastermind behind LCD Soundsystem and the world’s most successful animated group Gorillaz. And the innovative track “Warrior” by Mark Foster of Foster the People, pop-singer Kimbra and trendsetting DJ A-Trak, among the collaborations.
“Hero” will be available via free download at Conversemusic.Tumblr.com.