The boys (and girl) of Odd Future became certified sensations earlier this year, with Tyler, the Creator and the mysterious Earl Sweatshirt inspiring seemingly thousands of think pieces about hip-hop, violence, and misogyny (in other words, Eminem 2.0). In the middle of all the noise, though, one much quieter member of the Odd Future family snuck outside the OF circle to become a certified star in his own right. He appeared on Jay-Z/Kanye West’s new album and earned a couple of crossover hits that it’s hard to imagine his peers having. It’s Frank Ocean, whose “Swim Good” could become this fall’s cool song to cover.
Eliza Doolittle knows what songs to pick for maximum impact. Last year, she was quick out of the gate to cover Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You,” earning herself a viral hit in the process. Her new version of “Swim Good” is a little rougher, but follows the same template of her performing backstage with her band. The skimpy outfit and constant bouncing seems a little excessive, but for some that will undoubtedly be the main appeal here. Watch the clip below.
Eliza Doolittle – Swim Good (Frank Ocean cover)