Drake covers Nico's 'These Days' in double track leak

By Marilyn Malara  |  March 30, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Two tracks were leaked ahead of Canadian rapper Drake's highly anticipated Views From The Six album, and features an unorthodox cover of Nico's "These Days."

The rapper collaborated with Tumblr hip-hop collective Barf Troop's Babeo Baggins for the track, actually titled "Things I Forgot To Do," according to High Snobiety, a music blog. The second track, "Controlla" features Jamaican artist Popcaan.

Some reports say the two songs are directly from Views, although others say Drake's "These Days" cover will appear on Baggins' project Love Songs For Tough Guys.

In "These Days," Drake croons with melodic vulnerability, opting out from inserting a rap verse into the cover. Instead, the artist changes a few lines, singing "I've met some women, I wish I had resisted these days," and "I sit inside chauffeur car with windows down and count the stars these days."

"Controlla," on the other hand, is a more recognizable jam with lyrics about a woman he'd do anything for.

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