New Music: Frank Ocean – ‘Moon River’

Frank Ocean capped off Valentine’s Day with a late-night surprise, unveiling a cover of “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 of the track, which was original penned by the acclaimed duo of 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 of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Judy Garland. Versions of 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.