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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Frank Ocean attends the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England.

On Thursday (Apr. 2), Frank Ocean dropped two new singles “Dear April (Side A – Acoustic)” and “Cayendo (Side A – Acoustic)” where the reclusive singer sings mostly in Spanish.

Last fall, Ocean debuted the two tracks during his PrEP+ parties in New York City. Both of the singles are somber and melancholy.

On “Dear April” Ocean sings, “Dear April, the only face in the crowd that I know/Dear April, are you watchin’ him?/Are you watchin’ him dance?/Dear April, we were safe for a while/We were safe as the years flew by/If you could take two strangers/Lead them left and right/At a certain place and time/Like you took these strangers”

“No hablará de mí, ni hablará de esto/Lo que él quiere de ti yo no se lo negaría/Si esto no me ha partío’, ya no me partiré nunca/Si puedo soportar lo que siento, ¿por qué me ‘toy cayendo?,” Ocean sings on the chorus of “Cayendo.”

Ocean also pays homage to Sade and borrows a few lyrics from her 1988 hit single “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” “I still really, really love you, yes I do,” Ocean sings repeatedly on the track.

“Dear April” and “Cayendo” are Ocean’s follow up to “In My Room” and “DHL,” which the R&B crooner dropped last fall. Frank Ocean is slated to headline Coachella in October. It was originally scheduled for April. However, the popular festival was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.