Frank Ocean released on his Tumblr last night a single called “You Are Luhh,” a cover of the song, “At Your Best (You are Loved),” sung almost entirely in falsetto. It follows the one-off single he dropped in late November last year called “Memrise.” Ocean has yet to announce firm plans for the release of his second album, which will follow the much-acclaimed Agent Orange, released in 2012.
Ocean’s version is probably at least in part a shout to Aaliyah, who would have turned 36 yesterday, and recorded her version of “At Your Best” in 1994. It was included on her first album, Age Aint Nothing But A Number. The song was originally recorded by the Isley Brothers in 1976. You can watch Aaliyah’s official video for the song that includes R. Kelly below. The recorded Isley Brothers version is below that.