Weepy Canadian Aubrey Drake Graham has released new seriously amazing tracks, one of them, a cover of Velvet Underground member and 60s icon Nico.
'Controlla,' is a sultry Dancehall-fusion with a simple synth over a hip-shuffling track that wouldn't have a hard time finding a home in Rihanna's discography; it features Jamaican artist Popcaan.
The second is a cover of Lou Reed contemporary Nico's stunning track "These Days" (originally written by Jackson Browne) --made up of a simple organ, twangy guitar, and Drake's delicate, mostly unfiltered vocals, sounding a lot like a Julian Casablancas demo.
Drake's vulnerability is palpable, and downright devastating, as he sings about alienation from his super-stardom.
Unclear if the songs are part of his long-awaited LP Views From the 6, out in April.