New Music: Frank Ocean ‘Moon River’

New Music: Frank Ocean ‘Moon River’

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Frank Ocean capped f Valentine’s Day with a late-night surprise, unveiling a cover “Moon River.” The track takes after a song by the same name, which was performed by Audrey Hepburn in the classic 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

“Moon river wider than a mile,” he sings. “Crossin’ in style someday / My dream maker, heartbreaker / Wherever you’re going, I’m going the same.”

Ocean switched up pieces the track, which was original penned by the acclaimed duo Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. The Breakfast at Tiffany’s standout earned the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1961 Academy Awards.

“Moon River” has been covered by a wide range artists, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Judy Garland. Versions the track have also appeared in everything from “Sex in the City” to “The Simpsons.”

Last year, Ocean hinted at new music in 2018. “If you liked two thousand and seventeen,” he wrote in a piece for i-D, “then you’ll love two thousand and eighteen.”

Listen to Frank’s take on “Moon River” below.

  • New Music: Frank Ocean  'Moon River'