Frank Ocean fans have been waiting for the Grammy-Winning artist to drop another album. Instead, he surprised fans when he decided to deliver two new songs, that are perfect to begin the month of April.
On April 2, Frank released two songs “Dear April” and “Cayendo” that is anticipated to be released on vinyl records form, as these two appear on A-Side Acoustic, which is shown in the title of the songs. The B-Side of the record has yet to be available on all platforms, but those who pre-ordered it during his Beats 1 radio show, are expected to get their hands on it first. These new songs are a glimpse of what is to be suspected for his full project.
Frank sings in a soft melody on “Dear April,” as he expresses a relationship between two people being strangers and transpiring through a rough love. By the end, they find that their relationship could never be the same as it started. It gives off a sense that it’s a cycle being repeated until it can’t be anymore.
In “Cayendo,” Frank opens the song singing in Spanish over a guitar, “If this hasn’t broken me yet, I will never break/ If I can stand what I feel, why am I falling?” This song questions his relationship with someone that he truly loves, but the feeling isn’t mutual. He tries to fight the feeling with love, expressing that he will keep loving the person for both of them. The song also includes a line from the jazz and R&B group, Sade’s “Love is Stronger Than Pride.”
The last songs fans received from Frank Ocean were in 2019 when he released “In My Room” and “DHL.” His last album, Blonde, was released in 2016, and although it’s aged well, fans are begging for more. However, “Dear April” and “Cayendo” will most likely be played to the fullest by fans until the next release.