It’s not easy to remember her without missing her so much. She would have been 36. And as all her fans remember and miss Aaliyah, Frank Ocean pays his own homage and covers one of the songs she herself covered from the 1994 Isley Brothers song At Your Best (You Are Love) .
While many have lost all patience for the follow-up to his 2012 Channel Orange, this cover will ease the minds and ears of both Ocean and Aaliyah fans alike. Word of mouth is that he’s currently doing studio time and dropping his next album later this year. But until then, check out this stripped-down piece of all unnecessary elements and instruments, where he quietly inserts his crazy exceptional vocal skills to deliver a track that will make us miss her forever more.
When you’re at your best / You are love / You’re a positive motivating force in my life.
You can listen to the song on Frankie’s tumblr by clicking here.