What do you get when you combine
A nifty new song -- and some Internet hype for a youth-attuned shoemaker.
Released Monday as a free download, "Hero" is the latest installment in Converse's "Three Artists. One Song" promotion, which previously teamed Julian Casablancas, Pharrell Williams and Santigold, as well as
"Working with Mick and Paul was a dream come true," Diplo said in a statement, adding that "it got even better" with the inclusion of Ocean. "The experience was just totally awesome."
"Hero" is perhaps slightly less awesome than that, but with a stuttering soul-rock groove, Ocean's laidback delivery and some cute group vocals by the West Los Angeles Children's Choir, the tune cancels out whatever queasy feelings you might have about being marketed to by the Clash. Well, almost.
Have a listen below.