Frank Ocean Gives Nod to ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ With Gorgeous “Moon River” Cover
Out of nowhere, Frank Ocean's delivered a new track that has everybody talking, just like every single one of his releases he's shared. However, this song isn't exactly an original one.
Early Thursday (Feb. 15), the crooner uploaded a cover of "Moon River," a Johnny Mercer-written, Henry Mancini-composed song that was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Putting his own delicately powerful vocals to good use, Ocean makes the track his own, stacking his vocal tracks of varying pitches atop one another and crooning over a darker sounding version of the music used for the original.
"Moon river wider than a mile/I'm crossing you in style someday/A dream maker/My heartbreaker (you heartbreaker)/Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' that way," he sings in his gorgeous re-imagining of the classic track.
This cut comes about a month after Ocean seemingly teased that he'd have some new music coming soon. Turns out, he wasn't playing around, and it seems like this could be the first of a lot of new tunes coming our way in the near future.
For now, just check out his striking cover of "Moon River" below, and peep Hepburn's version beneath that. If you've still got a Frank fix, just give Blonde another listen.
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