We here at Cover Me are big fans of Drake covers, especially one of the the oft covered “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Lykke Li, who just finished a North American tour, seems to be a fan as well. A few days ago at her London show, she performed the Drake single at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Despite what their name suggests, neither this track nor the musical duo itself points toward a waning musicality. With this cover of “Buried Alive”, originally by Canadian artist Drake, It Only Gets Worse manages to create a sublime, ambient piece that leaves the listener writhing in sweet ecstasy.
Early this year, Drake told the BBC that Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) and Jamie xx (of the xx) would appear on his new album, Take Care. The first collaboration never materialized, but we can now imagine all three artists together with Florence and the Machine’s new cover of the albums’ title track.
As a rapper, Nicki Minaj has many voices and characters she uses to tell her stories. There’s “Roman Zolanski;” Nicki’s twin sister that emerges when she’s angry; “Martha Zolanski;” Roman’s British mother; and her Spanish alter ego Rosa, just to name a few. However, her many characters do not include an Iowa singer-songwriter named Jason. But after Jason Reeves’ inspired video take on Nicki’s Drake-featuring hit “Moment for Life,” maybe she should consider emulating him on her next album.