Wildfire

Album: Paradise Valley (2013)
Charted: 85

Songfacts®:

  • John Mayer recorded a pair of songs titled "Wildfire" for his Paradise Valley album. The first was a mellow, minute-and-a-half tone poem written and performed by Frank Ocean, and the second was a response penned by Mayer, which briefly cracked the Billboard Hot 100 based on digital sales.
  • Mayer first hooked up with Ocean when he played guitar on two tracks from the New Orleans singer-songwriter's Channel Orange album: "White" and "Pyramids." He also appeared in the latter song's video.

    "Frank is such an interesting, deep, touched, wonderful guy," Mayer told Rolling Stone. "They don't make a lot of other Frank Oceans, and the guy is looking for another. And the way that his mind works is craving the same frequency that he's able to communicate on, and I think he's just searching for that kind of depth that he has inside of himself in someone else. He's fascinating to me. He's so great."

Comments: 1

  • Bobbylupo from ChicagoThank God that this isn't the song about the horse getting lose and freezing to death in a winter storm. Whatever twisted f--k wrote that song ought to be euthanized. One clap for Mayer on one. Clap.
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