Frank Ocean Drops A Gorgeous Cover Of 'Moon River', And A Lot Of People Mistook It For An Original Track
Moon River is a song written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer in 1961 for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It instantly became a hit, and the Oscar-winning film received an Academy Award for it. What completes one of the Hollywood's most romantic and sweet melodies is a weak and soft Audrey Hepburn’s voice.
Since the time of its release, this masterpiece has been covered by many famous and iconic singers, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Barbara Streisand, and many others.
Now it’s time to check out Frank Ocean’s newest version.
The American R&B and neo soul singer found a perfection occasion to release his cover – on Valentine’s Day. But did he know it would become trending so fast? It’s been a short time, but the song already has more than 1 million views and 50 thousand likes on YouTube.
What is the reason for such success?
The Internet genuinely loved this song because it reminded them of Andy Williams’ and Frank Sinatra’s versions. Many enjoyed listening to it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so a new cover feels like catching up with an old friend.
Here are some of the best reactions:
— Lily (@lilyallen) 15 февраля 2018 г.
I just want a moon river version transitioning from sinatras version to this new frank ocean one someone please do that
— erick (@erickunavarro) February 15, 2018
Frank dropped a cover of moon river and now I'm here being reminded I do have a heart after all. pic.twitter.com/R5QqnrKp53
— trigger happy flyboy danne (@danneboyo) February 15, 2018
A VALENTINE’S GIFT FROM FRANK!!!
He covered Moon River and it’s beautiful ????https://t.co/jYlQwehP9N
— icoy rapadas ???? (@icoylaa) February 15, 2018
Frank Ocean covering Frank Sinatra is what tears are made of. Goosebumps. Very glad I'm getting a tattoo of this guy tomorrow. https://t.co/h9EtZ6GMby
— Davy Denduyver (@davydenduyver) February 15, 2018
But tastes differ. In case you don’t like this cover, there are plenty of other alternatives that you may find lovely. Maybe, you’re a fan of classic versions:
Or maybe, you are into some newer stuff:
Which cover is your favorite?