Frank Ocean just dropped a hot new track and and the kids are all like “have you heard that new Frank Ocean groove?! It’s outta sight!” (this is how the kids talk, right?). It’s a cover of Moon River but that’s news to a whole bunch of youths who thought it was an original song.
Here’s Frank Ocean’s moody AF version:
Moon River became a monster hit after Audrey whisper-warbled her way through it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. It even won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and two Grammys for Record and Song of the year in 1962. Since then it’s been covered by a bajillion artists. It’s been a standard for decades and there are versions of it by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Willie Nelson (yes, of course including Clay Aiken!).
Here’s Audrey’s version:
Grumpy old people and smug know-it-alls #tooktotwittwer to express their dismay that the kid’s are out of touch with their grandparents’ favorite slow jams.
people complaining that people didn't know Ocean's "Moon River" is a cover (of Sinatra) … when they find out Sinatra's version was a damn cover itself 🧐🤦🏽♀️ #Frank #BreakfastAtTiffanys #Hepburn pic.twitter.com/TLagP6fJju
— Dalilah Marton (@iNvEsTiGaT0R) February 15, 2018
Can't wait to hear this. And if you didn't know the origin of Moon River until now, watch Breakfast at Tiffany's this weekend. You will not be sorry. https://t.co/vHqQZ7RgZQ
— William Powers (@wpwrs) February 15, 2018
Great, now the millennials will all rush out to watch Breakfast At Tiffany‘s and announce they had no idea Mickey Rooney was Asian!