Drake Premieres Studio Version Of “Days In The East”: Listen

Carl Williott | April 3, 2014 5:44 am

A day after dropping the Lauryn Hill-sampling “Draft Day,” Drake returns with another new, free track. This morning (April 3) he premiered the studio version of “Days In The East,” a song which he first debuted at a concert in Birmingham, UK, in March. And it is a mood piece, a slow blur with Drake alternating between his sensitive coo and his more aggressive holler-singing, before jumping into a rap that starts with him having tea with Erykah Badu.

The beat is amorphous as hell, with some light trap percussion skittering over barely-there bits of electronic atmosphere — then for the rap, the percussion drops out and we’re just left with burbles and swirls. It was produced by PARTYNEXTDOOR with an assist from Drake’s guru Noah “40” Shebib.

Stream it and grab a free download below.

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