It’s Canadian-ception. Lights just produced, engineered, and performed covers for the entirety of Drake’s Scorpion side B that’ll make you even more emotional than the original.
Less than two weeks ago, Drake released his double album featuring alternating sides of rap bangers and R&B feelers. Today marks history as Scorpion breaks a slew of charting records, as the album boasts seven songs in the top Billboard top 10 simultaneously (a feat previously held by The Beatles). Everyone can’t help but listen to it—including Lights, who’s “been feeling extra since Scorpion came out.”
The JUNO-winning songstress took to Twitter to share her sentiments about Drake’s latest release. Linking her Soundcloud collection of covers, she wrote, “Pour up a glass and listen.”
Because I’ve been feeling extra since Scorpion came out i decided to cover the ENTIRE SIDE B. produced/engineered/performed by me. 13 songs. Pour up a glass and listen. https://t.co/LkCxb6z0jZ@Drake pic.twitter.com/7x3OGmc1si
— Lights (@lights) July 9, 2018
Lights took the #InMyFeelingsChallenge much more seriously with her full length production of Drake’s side B. The pop synth sounds on “Summer Games” seem perfectly suited for Lights’ electronica expertise, but she opted for covering all 13 tracks instead. She re-imagines the songs as dreamy and ethereal, yet sad and heartfelt, with pixie falsettos and echoic guitar strums.
This isn’t Lights’ first take on Drake’s hip hop hits as she previously borrowed his work back in 2015. The artist made the popularized “Hotline Bling” her own in a poignant performance at Paste Studios in New York City. From every club banger to acoustic heartbreak track, Lights must be a big 6ix God fan.
As impressive as her renditions may be, the Canadian multi-hyphenate has been busy with her own original projects too. Last month, Light’s debuted her first-ever art exhibit in Toronto, Finding Your Power: Skin & Earth, featuring her comic book creations. The illustrations were complimentary to her 2017 album Skin & Earth, which followed after the acclaimed Little Machines.
Lights continues to perform across Canada with an upcoming stop at Montreal’s Osheaga on August 4, before she joins Young The Giants in support of their U.S. tour in October.