Beyoncé - "I Miss You"
Songwriters: Christopher Breaux, Beyoncé Knowles, Shea Taylor.
Moody and slightly '80s-influenced, "I Miss You" almost sounds like it could've been included on Channel Orange had Ocean sung it himself. Before the song dropped, Ocean tweeted the above image and wrote the following:
“This is the room i’m working in this day. not to brag but man, this is surreal. Like..she’s singing my songs. if time were to stop right now, the past couple weeks would be near the top of the highlight reel for my short time on earth.”
As this occurred very soon after Nostalgia, Ultra dropped, it's easy to see why Ocean was so starstruck at that early stage in his career.