The Venn diagram representing mononymous musicians Nico and Drake finally found middle ground this morning. Drake, he who releases songs to the wind like a gentle sparrow feeding its young, dropped a cover of the Nico-by-way-of-Jackson Browne classic “These Days” along with a new song, “Controlla.”
Where “Controlla” seems to pick up where “Work,” his current Billboard smash hit with Rihanna, left off, “These Days” is like ill-advised 2 a.m. karaoke when the bar is actively trying to close. The song isn’t very good, to be honest, but it’s worth it for the slack-jawed shape your face will take while listening. What a time to be alive, indeed!
Listen to the new tracks via Noisey and check out Nico and Jackson Browne’s versions of the song below.