Frank Ocean Teases Cover of SZA’s “The Weekend”
Is new music from Frank Ocean on the way? Aside from sporadic single releases, it’s been almost three years since his exclusive Apple Music movie, “Endless,” and sophomore album, “Blonde” were released. To our surprise, Frank took to Instagram to tease new music – but we already know this song! He previewed his cover of SZA‘s song, “The Weekend,” in an Instagram Story video.
In his recent GQ cover story, Frank talked about why he likes doing covers of songs. He said:
“Nowadays, I have to live with the song for a bit and I have to see if it’s worthwhile to interpret it first. To see what I can do with it, where I can insert my voice. In the past, I would just like a song and I wouldn’t think about it as seriously as when I do “Close to You” or “Moon River” or “At Your Best…” It’s much more deliberate than when I was just focused on the rap mixtape approach of taking a beat or flow, swapping the lyrics and performing it.
The performance almost being the stream-of-consciousness, in-the-moment thing, whereas now I would much prefer having the song be with me for more time before I have to record it.”
SZA hasn’t made any public comments on Frank’s cover of “The Weekend.” In fact, the T.D.E. songstress seems to be taking a social media sabbatical. She’s deleted all of the photos from her Instagram page, and hasn’t tweeted since October of 2018.
Are you excited to hear Frank Ocean’s SZA cover? Let us know in the comments.
Written by Miata Shanay