Frank Ocean shares ‘Moon River’ cover

A Valentine's treat

Frank Ocean has shared a cover of ‘Moon River’, originally performed in Breakfast At Tiffanys by Audrey Hepburn.

The cover was released as a nod to Valentine’s Day, and finds Frank adding his own idiosyncrasies to the much-covered track. Perfectly fitting with Frank’s languid style, it’s a match made in emotional heaven.

Check out Frank Ocean’s take on ‘Moon River’ below.

Ocean has recently sparked speculation that he’ll return with new music this year after a prolonged absence. Posting an image on his Tumblr page last month, he said:  “IF YOU LIKED 2017, YOU’LL LOVE…2018”.

Now, a brief chat with the ever-elusive artist has been unearthed, which offers up details of the earlier days of his career.

Blogger Mustafa Abubaker managed to pin down Ocean for a conversation over Twitter DMs.

During the exchange, Ocean is asked about the lack of press and promotion for the ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’ campaign, with him claiming that “nobody likes hype”. 

Well, I don’t like hype,” he said. “Yes, it was a conscious decision, couple of my close friends actually thought i was out of my mind, thought i was ‘throwing it away’.”

Ocean went on to describe his creative writing process as “part rubix-cube, part roller-coaster, part watching paint dry”. He also voiced his dislike of labelling music with genres.