R&B singer uploaded cover of 1976 original to Tumblr page overnight
Frank Ocean has shared a cover version of The Isley Brothers’ ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’. Scroll down to hear the song now.
The original version of the 1976 song was also covered by Aaliyah prior to her death in 2001. Yesterday (January 16) would have been Aaliyah’s 36th birthday, leading some Twitter users to speculate that was the motivation behind the song appearing on Ocean’s Tumblr page.
The ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’ cover is the first fans have heard from Ocean since he released new song ‘memrise’ in November 2014.
There is no indication that either ‘At Your Best (You Are Love)’ nor ‘memrise’ will appear on the follow up to Ocean’s follow up to 2012 album ‘Channel Orange’.
It was previously reported that the US artist is recording a new album with producers Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins. Meanwhile, in April 2014, Ocean hinted that he was close to finishing his new album in time for that summer’s Coachella festival.
Back in October 2013, Ocean responded to a fan question about new material on his Tumblr blog, saying “when summer comes round again”, when asked when he’d be releasing new music. However, a new LP from Ocean has not yet materialised.