Drake dropped a new song on his official site today that hails from his upcoming mixtape, It’s Never Enough. On “I Get Lonely Too”, the rapper/monotone singer finds inspiration from, of all places, TLC’s “FanMail”, from the 1999 album of the same name. Our first reaction: wha?! Hop below to listen to him cover the legendary 90s girl group. What’s next, Drake taking on The Spice Girls’ “Wannabe”? (Actually, that would be incredible.)
Covering an 11-year old TLC track seems bizarre at first, but we really like Drizzy’s cool, composed spin on the R&B-pop song. Drake adds his own verses and keeps the same chorus, but makes the already downbeat song into a melancholy admission.
But mostly, “I Get Lonely Too” reminds us how much we miss TLC. And no, their contribution to spawning more VH1 reality shows isn’t exactly what we want from them.
Here’s TLC’s original track if you’re not familiar: