Frank Ocean is providing the soundtrack for a lonesome quarantine by unveiling two new singles, "Cayendo" and "Dear April." 😢
Available on streaming services, the pair of tracks are Frank's first releases of 2020.
They arrive a few days after some fans were surprised with vinyl copies of the two new songs in their mail. While the vinyl records contain both acoustic and remixed versions, Frank only shared the former on Friday.
On "Cayendo," the Blonde singer displays his Spanish-speaking abilities for the first time on wax. "Si esto no me ha partío', ya no me partiré nunca / Si puedo soportar lo que siento, ¿por qué me 'toy cayendo?" he softly sings while carried by an airy electric guitar.
This line translates to "If this has not broken me, I will never break / If I can bear what I feel, why am I falling?" Frank seems to be stuck in a tug of war between his strength and the feeling of being overwhelmed after a boyfriend has hurt him.
As the song continues, the scenario becomes a bit clearer. "You stood me up, you lay me down / You know too much, I can't be proud / I still really, really love you, yes, I do," he confesses.
We love you too, Frank.
Frank's taste for melancholy continues with the emotional vibes found on "Dear April." He tells the story of an unlikely relationship with a significant other and how their lives will never be the same after spending years together.
"Like you took these strangers / And our two strange lives / And made us new / And took us through / And woke us up," he croons over the sound of an organ.
Frank previously dropped new music during the fall when he premiered another pair of singles, "DHL" and "In My Room," within the span of a few weeks. While many fans saw this movement as the possible first step in an album rollout, not much else transpired musically.
Yet, it looks like all four songs could be a part of the same collection as each piece of cover art shares a similar font style.
See below for what the internet had to say about Frank's Friday surprise. 😭