Frank Ocean's "Wiseman," which Tarantino thought didn't fit with any of the "Django Unchained" scenes, is now up on Tumblr
Frank Ocean has released "Wiseman," a song Quentin Tarantino had to cut from the “Django Unchained” soundtrack, on his Tumblr.
Ocean revealed in a December GQ profile that he had recorded a song for the soundtrack, but it was absent when the album's track listing subsequently appeared.
Tarantino then released a statement praising the song but explaining it didn’t fit with any of his scenes.
“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn't a scene for it. 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.”
Tarantino is known for digging up classics for his soundtracks, and for "Django" he also tapped a slew of modern artists to record original material. Rick Ross, John Legend and Anthony Hamilton all contributed, joining venerable acts such as Jim Croce and composer Ennio Morricone
As for Ocean, don't fret. He enters the new year with six Grammy nominations and praise for Tarantino. He posted the song with this message: “Django was ill without it.”
Tarantino has posted introductions for those songs that made the soundtrack here. The movie opens on Christmas Day.