If you still need more Drake in your life following the release of his massive double album “Scorpion”, Lights may have your fix.
The Canadian electro-pop artist has long produced quality covers of Drake hits like “Hotline Bling”, but her latest cover is her most ambitious.
And that is because the Juno-winning artist has slaved away covering the entire Side B of “Scorpion”. “It was made for me to cover,” she told Billboard in a new interview.
“The melodies are better than you would think,” he said of Drizzy’s catalogue. “That’s what draws me to them. It’s between the incredible melodies that he uses — and they’re very much his kind of melodies; they sit between the same register all the time. That’s what makes them special, I guess — and then he’s got this insane vocal pocket.”
Lights, 31, ran into a few challenges during the process. Among them was Drake’s use word she could not, “the N-Word.”
“I would never. I could never say the N-word. That is the last thing I want to do as an artist and a human being, in general,” she said. “Just like girls can call themselves bitches, but I don’t think guys can. There are some words you can’t say.” The singer noted how she occasionally replaced the word with “honey.”
Lights spent five to six hours a day self-producing the album over a five-day span at her home in Mission, B.C.
Side B of Drake’s “Scorpion” is predominately an R&B album, but will Lights ever cover his rap-heavy Side A? “You don’t want to hear me rap,” she teased.