Swim Good

Album: Nostalga, Lite (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single by R&B singer-songwriter and member of the Odd Future collective Frank Ocean. The song is taken from his EP Nostalga, Lite, a re-release of his Nostalga, Ultra mixtape. The single was released on August 16, 2011.
  • The song features production from Music production duo Midi Mafia who comprises New Yorker Bruce Waynne and Canadian Dirty Swift.
  • Lyrically, the song finds Ocean driving to a funeral in his Lincoln Towncar, which we later find out is to be his own.
  • The song came together in just a few minutes. "We did 'Swim Good' in probably 10 minutes," Dirty Swift recalled to Complex. "I don't remember when he wrote it. It was probably one of those 5 am sessions and we woke up the next day like, 'This is crazy.' At some point he's like, 'This is going on the tape.'"

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