Frank Ocean drops a beautiful cover of "Moon River." The song was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Ocean surprised his fans with his own rendition of "Moon River" on Valentine's Day. Paramore's Hayley Williams and Kacey Musgraves both fell in love with Ocean's version of the track.
johnny mercer lyrics + frank ocean’s voice “i’m crossing you in style, someday” https://t.co/u8hheBM6FK — hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) February 15, 2018
The cover I never knew I really needed. pic.twitter.com/rYHUNCY52W — K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) February 15, 2018
The 30-year-old musician has been absent from the music scene since 2016 after he released his album Blonde. Last year, he hinted at the possibility of releasing a new album, but he has not done so until now.
Ocean, an independent singer, first embarked on a career as a ghostwriter. In 2010, he became part of the Odd Future and a year after, he released his breakout mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. In July 2012, he released his debut album Channel Orange, which reached the number 2 spot on the Billboard 200. Two years ago, he released Blonde and Endless.
Some of Ocean's most famous songs include "Thinkin Bout You," "Novacane," "Lost," "Swim Good," "Chanel," "Nikes," "Super Rich Kids," "Pink + White," "White Ferrari," "Sweet Life," "Self Control," "Pink Matter," and more.
Frank Ocean Talks About His Breakout Mixtape
Following the release of Nostalgia, Ultra, Ocean explained why he did not promote his mixtape with the help of the media. In the interview, which only surfaced recently, Ocean said that he purposely did not want the press to be involved.
"Yes, it was a conscious decision, couple of my friends actually thought I was out of my mind, thought I was 'throwing it away,'" said Ocean.
During the same interview, Ocean also talked about Odd Future and explained why he thinks he is the most commercially successful member of the group.
"OF is comprised of gifted and talented American kids. We challenge each other, they challenge me for sure. Whenever you're in a circle that's talented throughout, it makes less room for complacency. My purpose is to contribute to that productive environment as much as I can," said Ocean.
Last month, Ocean also veered away from his music career and interviewed Timothée Chalamet about the movie Call Me By Your Name. Chalamet is a self-confessed Ocean fan. The singer, on the other hand, read the Call Me By Your Name novel and was impressed by it.