The elusive artist has shared his cover of Moon River online.
Originally composed by Henry Mancini and penned by Johnny Mercer, Moon River first appeared in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Poised on a window sill with a guitar, the song was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the classic film. The track went on to win an Academy Award and two Grammys. Dropping the track shortly after Valentine’s Day, Ocean’s cover of the ballad is a stripped back offering featuring multilayered vocals against a backdrop of lo-fi guitar chords.
Recently, Ocean connected with the Call Me By Your Name actor Timothée Chalamet to talk Sufjan Stevens, Joaquin Phoenix and fashion for VMAN. Last December, he curated a playlist for his own radio station on Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto, selecting the likes of Aphex Twin, Jay-Z and Future.
In a Tumblr post in November, Ocean implied that he was sitting on new, unreleased material. He wrote: “WELL I️ MADE THE ALBUM BEFORE 30. I️ JUST AINT PUT THAT BITCH OUT!” -QUOTES FROM AN INTERVIEW I️ HAVEN’T GIVEN HAHA”.
Listen to Moon River via the player above.