Frank Ocean - Thinking About You
Thanks to the likes of Frank Ocean (of LA’s Odd Future/OFWGKTA crew) and The Weeknd: 2011 was probably one of my favorite years in recent memory in terms of R&B releases. “Thinking About You” is a leaked track that turned into an indie internet phenomenon with 8+ million views on Youtube. I love the songwriting on this.
Do yourself a favor and check out Frank’s self-released debut mixtape "Nostalgia, ULTRA" from earlier this year too (released on his tumblr in February, amazing).
Oh yeah, Jay-Z and Kanye West (on Watch the Throne) and Beyonce have since enlisted him as a songwriter, no big deal. Looking forward to his full blown debut album on Def Jam in 2012.