Frank Ocean releases "Moon River" cover
At roughly 3am EST, Frank dropped a late Valentines Day present on the digital doorsteps of his followers. The video, which was uploaded to the Blonded YouTube channel. featured a cover of "Moon River," a Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini song that was written for Audrey Hepburn to sing in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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This is the first new material released by Frank in 2018. This cover of the Academy Award winning tune uses layered vocals and minimal instrumentation. Arranger Davide Rossi (Goldfrapp, The Verve, Coldplay played strings and brass on the track.
The track debuted at number 10 on Billboard's Hot R&B chart on March 3rd, Frank's fifth top ten placement since it started in 2012.
Here are some classic renditions of the tune from years past and a nice history of the song by americansongwriter.org.
The artwork for "Moon River" was created by Kevin McCaughey, a Chicago-based graphic designer who has worked with Frank before. McCaughey created the Endless posters from the 2017 Cyber Monday sale as well as some promotional posters for Panorama and the alternative artwork for "Chanel" that came with the remix in blonded 002.
Check out the the artwork in full resolution below.