Self Control

Linying

Fresh from a standout performance at SXSW 2019, Linying now releases a studio-recorded version of her cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Self Control’.

Initially performed live at the SXSW Music Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas, Linying’s take on the Blonde album number has drawn attention from fans and critics alike. VICE music outlet Noisey was present, and praised Linying’s performance of ‘Self Control’ after the event -

“I’ve listened to Frank Ocean’s ‘Self Control’ a few hundred times at this point, but the best version I’ve heard came from Singaporean pop artist Linying. She performed to a crowd of 75 seated listeners in the back room at Townsend alongside a guitar player and drummer on an electric kit. She even did the auto-tune vocal solo, fluttering between registers without any effects and earning literal gasps from the crowd.” - Vice

[Verse 1]
I’ll be the boyfriend in your wet dreams tonight
Noses on a rail, little virgin wears the white
You cut your hair, but you used to live a blonded life
Wish I was there, wish we’d grown up on the same advice
And our time was right

[Chorus]
Keep a place for me, for me
I’ll sleep between y’all, it’s no thing
It’s no thing, it’s no thing
Keep a place for me

[Verse 2]
Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry
Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes
I came to visit, ‘cause you see me like a UFO
That’s like never, ‘cause I made you use your self-control
And you made me lose my self-control, my self-control

[Chorus]
Keep a place for me, for me
I’ll, I’ll sleep between y’all, it’s no thing
Keep a place for me
It’s no thing, it’s no thing
It’s no thing
It’s no thing
(Ahh)
(No)

[Outro]
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take back some summer time
Give up, just the night, night, night
I, I, I know you got someone comin’
You’re spittin’ game, know you got it (Ooh)
I, I, I know you gotta leave, leave, leave
Take back some summer time
Give up, just the night, night, night
Yeah, I, I, I know you got someone comin’
You’re spittin’ game, know you got it