Video Premiere: Danny Malone - "Thinkin Bout You" [Frank Ocean Cover]
Danny Malone is an Austin, Texas singer songwriter who’s sound was pitched to as “If Beck-era “Sea Change” was actually written by Kevin Devine while he was high as hell and listening to a lot of Fiona Apple.” Though his output is not exactly in the Okayplayer lane, he is definitely somebody we’ve been checking for–and now we have a good excuse to post on him; while his original music is beautifully crafted indie-pop, he has decided to switch things up a bit and cover Frank Ocean‘s “Thinkin Bout You.” With a voice sounding like a more soulful Daniel Johnston, his version of the track retains the power of the original yet with a more relaxed and raw vibe. He and his band seem to be lost in the music in this performance. Consider this your First Look Friday for this week–and if you like what he’s doing, be sure to check out his album Balloons, out June 4h. Watch Danny Malone cover “Thinkin Bout You” below.