Florence takes care

Florence and the Machine covered Drake’s “Take Care” at a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Special.

I do prefer Drake and Rihanna’s version, but what Florence did with the song is definitely interesting. Here’s the original:

I also reviewed Drake’s album, Take Care, for The Concordian:

While his lyrics about fame, money and the haters would suggest that he is a 120-year-old veteran of the rap game releasing his 90th album, Take Care is 25-year-old Drake’s second studio album. Each song feels like a page from his journal. “You tell me I’m just like my father / My one button you push it,” he laments on “Look What You’ve Done.” Drake’s songs are about inspiration, friendships, loves lost and broken hearts, and if that sounds soft, it’s because it is. The sound is mellower; the rhymes, sharper; the lyrics, more personal. Take Care gets some help from an impressive slate of collaborators, including Andre 3000 (whose verse on “The Real Her” is an album highlight), Stevie Wonder and fellow Canadians The Weeknd and Chantal Kreviazuk, as well as Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne. Compared to Drake’s 2010 effort Thank Me Later, the “real” is definitely on the rise.

Trial track: “Take Care” feat. Rihanna

Rating: 9/10

Which version do you prefer?


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