December 31, 2011 Thinking About You – Frank Ocean
”Or do you not think so far ahead? Cause I’ve been thinking about forever.”
Frank Ocean’s anesthetized braggadocio on “Novacaine” finds its musical counterpart in the stark sonic wasteland of “Thinking About You”. The track features naked synthetic warble, a regular ol’ boom-click drum track, and the spontaneous appearance of a guitar loop in the bridge that lands silently below the waves without a splash… Yet for all this numbness, Ocean’s plaintive croon is vibrant and innocent, full of evasive longing that will not be called desire. My favorite song of 2011 by a country mile.
“Thinking About You”- Frank Ocean