The always anticipated yet unpredictable Frank Ocean gave his fans a late Valentine’s Day surprise by releasing a cover of the Oscar-winning song, ‘Moon River’ through his personal YouTube and Tumblr accounts. ‘Moon River’ was originally performed in 1961 by Audrey Hepburn in the film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Ocean was sure to recreate the beautiful nostalgic remake as his own, by using a combination of stacked vocals, various pitches, and his signature sound of crooning.
This cover release comes a month after the R&B star teased of a possible 2018 album.
In late November, Ocean posted a Tumblr post that confirmed he had finished making another album, “Well! I made the album before 30! I just ain’t put that bitch out!’ – Quotes from an Interview I haven’t given haha”, wrote Ocean.
Early January of this year, there was another Tumblr post that had fans wondering if the album would be released sometime this year. Ocean shared an image that shows someone wearing a hat that reads “IF YOU LIKED 2017, YOU’LL LOVE 2018.” The caption says, “new 18-99.”
We aren’t exactly sure what that post was about, although we’re hoping for an album, but for now, Frank Ocean’s ‘Moon River’ is keeping fans satisfied.
Listen to the ‘Moon River’ cover below!