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Frank Ocean Drops “Pyramids” Video, Taps John Mayer For “SNL” Debut

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(Photo Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Frank Ocean unveiled his “Pyramids” in a big way this weekend. First, he made his Saturday Night Live debut, in which he performed a truncated version of the song. And then, he followed-up with the release of a new “Pyramids” video.

As the musical guest for the SNL season opener, Ocean enjoyed the company of Family Guy creator, comedian Seth MacFarlane.

His set included a row of blinking arcade games from the ’80s and John Mayer, as a surprise guitarist. “Thinkin Bout You” was his first selection for the SNL performance, in which he sat center stage atop a stool as his band members–three guitarists, including Mayer and a drummer–played behind him.

Later, he returned with Mayer to perform “Pyramids.” As Mayer dove into his guitar solo, Ocean faded to the back to play a video game. Check out the performance here.

To add a cinematic touch to “Pyramids,” Ocean dropped his video for the song that could pass for a short film.

In the clip, which goes on for about eight minutes, Ocean serves up a hallucinatory journey through a desert to get to a strip club that rises out of a pyramid in the distance. Females dance and flesh is thrown, while Ocean wanders in a daze.

When the night is through, John Mayer comes out and plays his guitar and disorients Ocean more. He falls, he wakes. See the video for yourself here.

-E. Parker, CBS Local

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