Frank Ocean lives in the quiet spaces. The ever-elusive singer-songwriter built his early career as a ghostwriter -- the most secretive of all music occupations -- and has successfully maintained that dense air, fog really, of mystery around him, despite a career that has grown to involve worldwide adulation, critical acclaim and two Grammys (not including the intentionally Grammy-excluded Blonde). And while sometimes his signature enigmatic persona means an incredibly frustrating nearly five-year-long music drought, sometimes it also simply means secretive releases.
On Wednesday night, Ocean did just that, quietly dropping a cover of “Moon River,” a song Audrey Hepburn originally sang in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, on his Tumblr page. Ocean’s penchant for the blogging site, which is widely used by teenagers making mood boards, has led him to release a handful of non-album cuts without traditional promotion, dropping the gems cryptically only for those paying close enough attention. In 2018, nearly everything Ocean does gets picked up by a blog, but we’ve still taken the liberty to go back to highlight five of the most notable Frank Ocean Tumblr deep cuts you may have missed or forgotten.