“Cayendo,” released alongside the hopeful “Dear April,” is Frank Ocean’s little quarantine gift to us all. The bilingual track can be molded to one’s own experience though it feels like a gloomy breakup track at first whiff.
“Si esto no me ha partio,’ ya no me partiré nunca,” is an inescapable yet fortifying sentiment. If this hasn’t broken me, I won’t ever break, he sings in Spanish.
There’s no word on whether the two acoustic tracks, co-produced by Daniel Aged, are part of a larger release. Ocean is no stranger to singing of the intricacies of love and introspective forward rolls—as so beautifully exhibited in 2017’s Blonde and 2012’s Channel Orange, which continue to be playlist staples as we await his next full body of work.
Like much of his discography, the bite-sized “Cayendo” comes off as deeply personal, but it very well just might not be that damn deep—and his choice to tap into our beautiful Romance language may be a spur of the moment thing.
“It’s usually better for me to make what I make, put it out or don’t, and then talk about it freely,” the independent artist told W Magazine ahead of the release of “In My Room,” last year. We patiently await the thought process behind this one. In the meantime, here’s a nugget he said regarding voting—applicable to other bits or the whole of life right now:
“There’s truth to this idea that every generation has something really big to be afraid of—at least one thing that affects their survival or their quality of life. I don’t think that we’ve reached a point where I no longer have a choice but to be pessimistic,” Ocean declared. “I still think I have a choice to be optimistic about the possibilities.