Frank Ocean has all the time been an admirer of covers, a lot in order that when he spoke to GQ earlier this month, he recalled masking Aaliyah's "At Your Best" and Audrey Hepburn's "Moon River." On Thursday, (Jan. 24), Ocean continued his string of scorching renditions when he gave SZA's "The Weekend" a check drive.
The 15-second snippet does its job in tantalizing avid listeners, who've been salivating for some new music from the elusive singer. The video contains Ocean crooning to the CTRL single and him tagging SZA with a coronary heart emoji.
During his interview with GQ, Ocean delved into his thought course of when crafting previous covers. "Nowadays, I've to reside with the track for a bit and I've to see if it's worthwhile to interpret it first. To see what I can do with it, the place I can insert my voice. In the previous, I might simply like a track and I wouldn't give it some thought as critically as after I do “Close to You” or “Moon River” or “At Your Best…”
"It's rather more deliberate than after I was simply centered on the rap mixtape method of taking a beat or move, swapping the lyrics and performing it," he added. "The efficiency nearly being the stream-of-consciousness, in-the-moment factor, whereas now I might a lot choose having the track be with me for extra time earlier than I've to report it."
Listen to his brief snippet of SZA's "The Weekend" beneath.