For the first four minutes or so in her interview on Shade 45, Roc Nation songstress discusses her Every Girl EP, how it came together, and the songwriters she’s been working with. But after that, she finally opens up about all the confusion surrounding the track “Thinking About Forever,” which was penned by Frank Ocean.
You might recall that he leaked his demo of the track and then, out of nowhere, released an official version of his take on the song, called “Thinking About You,” to radio this month. Well, Kelly explains that her team called Ocean to write a song for her and that everyone loved it. But in the “confusion” of putting together her EP, he leaked his demo. She seems fine about it all, though she does note that “unfortunately” most people apparently her heard version after his and figured it was a cover. Also:
“Now that push has come to shove, we’re going to let the song have a life of its own. I think it’s an amazing, well-written record. Frank Ocean is incredibly talented, I will never say anything against that. But at the same time, you know, he’s going to do what he wants to do, he’s an artist as well.”
Watch the interview below. Skip to 4:10 to hear them talk about “Thinking About You.” [HHNM]