As Valentine's Day crept to its inevitable close, Frank Ocean decided to make sure those few individuals who hadn't already ended up in tears found their way to emotional ruin before the night was over. Yes, that's right: he posted a cover of "Moon River," the Oscar-winning song from Breakfast at Tiffany's and the song that plays as Big leaves Carrie for Paris.
In the late late hours of the night, Ocean dropped his latest surprise cover, which follows in a series of new tracks he's released since his 2016 masterpiece Blonde.
We didn't realize just how good of a fit "Moon River" would be with Ocean's soft, crooning voice--the cover remains both true to the original and also becomes a decidedly new track altogether. It's very Ocean, modernized with tech production and a chorus of soft voices a la Bon Iver.
Take a listen below:
And since we're here, it's of course important to revisit Audrey Hepburn's breathy take on the song as she sings from her fire escape: