New Video: Frank Ocean – ‘Swim Good’

Published: Friday 16th Sep 2011 by TGJ Staff

It’s probably a safe bet to say, fans of Frank Ocean are on cloud 9 right now. After weeks of teasing, the singer/songwriter has finally released the visual for the follow up to his first single ‘Novacane’. The Nabil Elderkin directed ‘Swim Good’ video comes only a few hours after the reveal of his ‘Thinking About You’ clip. Today’s a good day.

Check it out below…


 

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  1. JUDAS666 September 16, 2011

    ZZZzzzzz! BILLY OCEAN IS THE BETTER ARTIST.

  2. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 16, 2011

    Why do all those artist try to over-complicate their visuals??And with acts like Kanye it makes sense most of the times, but his tricks are completely blah.I think the song is very good but I couldn’t listen to it because the video is too…gimmicky.I think he’s a great songwriter, but his hype as an artist is too much and I don’t think this video or this song (or this so-so vocal performance) justifies it.

  3. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 16, 2011

    *Frank Ocean’s tricks

  4. DG “MJ” September 16, 2011

    I love frank ocean…but his videos really dont do it for me…trying to hard is an overstatement…YOU DA MAN THO FRANK! LOL

  5. DG “MJ” September 16, 2011

    I meant understatement

  6. STRAX September 16, 2011

    Very dark and overdramatic, not very impressed at all. Nice song though

  7. `iLoveYou` September 16, 2011

    He makes great music, so I don’t understand why he tries so hard with the visuals. He needs to embrace the term “Less Is More”.

  8. Auntie Jackie September 16, 2011

    His music sucks, because his voice sucks. He’s a pretty good songwriter (sometimes) but I only want to hear his music sang by other people.

  9. MichaelAngelo September 16, 2011

    Frank Ocean is a very talented guy. He is no Luther Vandross but def not a Trey Songz. He is a triple threat . Songwriter, producer, and singer. I’d pay to watch his career.

  10. brian b… September 16, 2011

    This song just needed a simple video (back story + his reaction to it)

  11. Teflon Boy September 16, 2011

    I do kinda agree that while he is an insane writer and clearly has a vision for his work (hence I’d call him an artist)…, it’s true he’s no singer and just serves as another example of the industry trying to kill two birds with one stone by having the songwriter be the artist i.e. Keri Hilson, Ne-yo, Drake (when he sings) no matter how unstarry and ill-equipped they are, rather than have a talented singer deliver what is clearly potentially epic material……….., I love his music but I have to say I skipped a beat when I heard he was going to be writing for Brandy’s new album because I hear her in his music and she has the kind of talent that can really elevate music like this. Just think, if the 80’s had been a songwriter only decade like this one there would be no Whitney, Michael…, not every legend wrote their own songs, delivery of a song is a much underrated skill these days.

  12. lol September 16, 2011

    yes ive been waiting for ever for this video. The plot was lef field but it was still intensely creative. This song is one of the best song released this year. A song with depth and meaning instead of the same braggin about clothes,money and h***. And for the haters just stop. Frank ocean is an amazing singer and writer . Just because most of your favs cant properly form a sentence (especially not a hit song) does not make them a better singer

  13. lol September 16, 2011

    @Auntie Jackie
    LOOK AT WHO YOU STAN 4

  14. David September 16, 2011

    Still my favorite off the mixtape…

  15. gu September 16, 2011

    This M n F’r really wanna be that “Last Dragon”. You are not Leroy H**.

  16. nice_gurl September 16, 2011

    I love the song and I love the video too. He creates stories in his videos, which is rarely seen by artists these days and I love that he is being different.

  17. the truth(im done) September 17, 2011

    TEFLON BOY….i dont really get what you wrote. Whats wrong with frank oceans voice its funny how people judge voices these days it seems you have to sing like beyonce or you dont have a good voice….its ridiculous really my opinion is. its smooth and he doesnt have to wail his lungs out to sing a song. he writes stuff which is real and kooky and kinda tackled some of the things that were in my mind, i have been listening to so much pop/rnb but its refreshing to hear something raw and his mixtape is really good and i find “novacane swim good, we all try,dust” some really good tracks…ive not been a great fan of trey songz as hes a bit hit and miss for me

  18. the truth(im done) September 17, 2011

    AND ALSO WHATS WRONG WITH DARK AND DRAMATIC….IF YOU LISTENED TO THE WORDS YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND AND THE VIDEO IS PERFECT FOR IT……WOULD YOU EXPECT HIM TO MAKE A VIDEO IN A CLUB OR GIRLS DANCING….ITS SIMPLE AND BLUNT AND VERY DIFFERENT FROM SEEING THE USUAL MUSIC VIDEO THEY DO IN RNB THESE DAYS

  19. shaun Riley September 17, 2011

    Yes TEflon big boi comment!!!

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