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Frank Ocean Drops Swooning Cover of 'Moon River': Listen

A Frank Ocean sighting has become sort of like a solar eclipse: it just doesn't happen that often but when it does people freak out. Even more rare is when the mysterious crooner drops a new song.

That's just what happened for Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) when Ocean released a spacey cover of the Oscar-winning Henry Mancini-penned standard "Moon River," which first appeared in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's. 

Originally performed by actress Audrey Hepburn, the Grammy-winning tune got the signature Ocean treatment, as the singers' dreamy vocals envelop the foggy record over a minimal bass line and a hazy lo-fi synth.

Folks were obviously excited about the drop, with singers Kacey Musgraves and Paramore's Haley Williams among those tweeting out their excitement.

"Moon River" marks Ocean's first release of 2018, which doesn't offer any indication of what the enigmatic singer has in store this year.

Since his last full release in August 2016, the Billboard 200 No. 1 Blonde, fans have been eagerly anticipating word of a follow-up, but so far there has been mostly radio silence. Apart from a cryptic potential hint at a new album late last year, the "Nikes" singer spent 2017 popping up on various feature songs — even rapping — and also released a slew of records via his Beats 1 radio show Blonded Radio. He surprised his followers again recently when he interviewed Call Me By Your Name actor Timotheé Chalamet for VMan magazine.

Check out "Moon River" below.