The fourth single from Frank Ocean's debut album, Channel Orange, "Lost" describes the protagonist's travels with a cocaine-cooking girlfriend. However, he can only provide small moments of stability and comfort as his superstar lifestyle overwhelms her. She feels lost everywhere they go but is too attached to leave him.
The song samples some dialogue from the 1998 movie about excess, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Producer and songwriter Micah Otano (Anastacia's "Burning Star," Fantasia's "Overload"), sued Ocean, claiming that he based the track on of his songs without giving any due credit. Otano claimed that he previously collaborated with Ocean's producer partner Malay, and that the two men co-wrote a track called "Daylight," which, he alleged, Malay then ripped off for this song. The court case stated that Otano was seeking royalties as well as songwriting and production credits for the track. He was later listed as a writer on the song.
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