Dev Hynes Tackles Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home”: Listen
After premiering at radio last week, Drake‘s “Hold On We’re Going Home,” off his upcoming third studio album, is doing pretty well — currently sitting top 10 on the iTunes charts. The R&B/pop track has won over the hearts of millions, including artist and producer Dev Hynes (you may know him as Blood Orange), who decided to give the track his own spin.
Hynes is a perfect fit for the R&B groove — “Hold On We’re Going Home” has a languid sound very similar to a handful of Hynes productions (Solange‘s “Losing You,” Sky Ferreira‘s “Everything Is Embarrassing”). His smooth vocals add an additional layer to this hazy rendition, singing it as if he had written the lyrics himself. It was such a relaxed fit, in fact, that he titled the Soundcloud upload “BLOOD ORANGE HAVIN’ A LAFF WHILE SAMANTHA IS ASLEEP ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT.” (He’s apparently dating Samantha Urbani of weird-pop purveyors Friends.)
Check out Hynes’ cover below.
Blood Orange — “Hold On We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover)