Monday, September 19th, 2011

Frank Ocean, "Thinking About You"

I don't know that I have ever seen a video that has less to do with the song it accompanies than this new one from Frank Ocean. Apparently, I mean. You never know the inner workings of an artist's mind. But judging from this, it seems that the title of the song might have been shortened from "Thinking About You and Cowboys-and-Indians Revenge Fantasies and Meteors and Witch Doctors and Magical Gemstones and Also Maybe Time Travel."

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dr.funke (#336)

But then Frank Ocean is a nurse? Or a doctor? NURSE?

Dave Bry (#422)

Yes! A home-care nurse, I guess? Which is really great! A male pop star casting himself as a nurse. I'm liking this video more and more. Inscrutable as it is.

dr.funke (#336)

@Dave Bry I have a soft spot for Frank Ocean! Partly because I like his music and partly because he does things like cast himself as a nurse in a video that's a live action Oregon Trail fantasy.

citrivescence (#15,695)

Awkward Black Girl put this song on my radar weeks ago. You should watch it!

prrtyfood (#8,285)

the way I imagine things:
with artists who have a lot of "buzz" but (presumably) not a big budget for videos, they will just attach their songs to whatever video comes along from an aspring student/friend/associate/artist who wants to hitch a ride on a rising star and is willing to give them something (possibly even a weird project they were already working on, struggling to fund) for free or cheap. Sometimes the results are great, sometimes maybe not so much…

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