Frank Ocean has been surprisingly active since releasing his long-awaited album Blonde last August. The first four months of 2017 have seen Ocean release a Calvin Harris and Migos collab, add Young Thug to "Slide on Me," launch a Beats 1 show, and much more. Today, we celebrate another Ocean-related project: Blond Piano.
An unnamed artist known only as Blond Piano has released Piano Tribute to Frank Ocean, a 15-track homage to Ocean's Blonde first spotted by DJBooth Tuesday. Blond Piano's covers album omits "Be Yourself" and "Facebook Story," but provides beautiful piano interpretations of album standouts like "Nikes" and "White Ferrari."
At the time of this writing, Blond Piano's Piano Tribute to Frank Ocean was available to stream on Apple Music and Spotify. The album appears to be the only entry in the artist's catalog.
Though Piano Tribute to Frank Ocean had an Apple Music release date of March 19, the collection is only just now getting noticed. Fans have especially started taking note of the mysterious Blond Piano project in recent days, praising the tribute's arrangements and mood:
Why are you still reading this? Press play. Blonde re-imagined as an instrumental piano album sounds absolutely incredible.