On Friday, the 32-year-old phenom dropped two new tracks, and we can almost guarantee they’ll have you in your feels.
Fans of the Thinkin Bout You crooner may recall that he first previewed the songs last October during his first ever PrEP+ club night in New York City. The tracks, which appear on special vinyl releases for fans, are moody acoustic tracks and fit perfectly with the general mood of the world right now. Cayendo is an emotional ballad, sung partially in Spanish, while Dear April is all inglés — but equally as gut-hitting and emotional.
We may not have concerts right now, but at least we have Twitter; folks on social media are really sounding off with their feelings if you want the full communal experience! Here’s a look at what some critics and fans have to say so far:
“big plans for tonight, gonna be crying uncontrollably to frank ocean”
“when frank ocean said “i care for you still and i will forever. that was my part of the deal” i really felt that”
“Quarantine got Frank Ocean releasing s**t??? Rihanna you have no excuse now”
“When Frank Ocean releases new music and you know you’re gonna be put in your feelings all over again”
“Frank Ocean gave us Dear April when we needed it the most……”
“frank ocean released new music, don’t talk to me”
“frank ocean learned spanish just to make me cry in two languages”
Frank dropped several new singles late last year, including In My Room and DHL, though it’s unclear whether or not any of the recently released tracks will appear on his highly-anticipated third album.
While speaking with Rolling Stone last year, Ocean spoke about the upcoming album, for which he was drawing influence from “Detroit, Chicago, techno, house, French electronic.” He said at the time fans can expect a “full motion picture fantasy.” He explained:
“The expectation for artists to be vulnerable and truthful is a lot, you know. When it’s no longer a choice. Like, in order for me to satisfy expectations, there needs to be an outpouring of my heart or my experiences in a very truthful, vulnerable way. I’m more interested in lies than that.”
Give Dear April a listen (below):
And once you’ve finished drying your tears, listen to Cayendo:
Have U listened yet, Perezcious readers?? Let us know (below) in the comments what you think!!
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