MOMENTS | Mash-up: Lykke Li Performs A Live Cover Of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” x #FBF Arctic Monkeys, Blood Orange Holy Ghost! Covers
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Back in September 2013, Drake’s his single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” spawned multiple covers and remixes by a myriad of artists that range from indie bands to other RB legends. It’s been over a year since the track blew up the charts, but Lykke Li has started to cover Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at her live shows as she tours across Europe. Li recently performed the cover at London’s Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, telling the audience, “I’m going to sing this song to you that I love called ‘Just Hold On, We’re Going Home’”.
Li’s emphatic pop vocals are a perfect fit for Drake’s disco-pop single. And since we’re feeling nostalgic, let’s revisit some of our favorite “Hold On We’re Going Home” covers. When the first wave of covers hit, we really loved the Arctic Monkeys’ cover, which gave the track a post-punk twist and was performed for BBC 1’s Live Lounge.
The track also sounds a lot like it could have been written by Blood Orange frontman Dev Hynes. Sure enough, Hynes recorded his own version of it “just for fun mate,” and the result is a fantastic whispery ’80s-esque dance track. We’re covering all our bases here, and synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! recorded their version too, delivering a cover that cranked the song’s disco elements up to eleven.
It’s #FBF but with a splash of the new! Listen to some of our favorite covers of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” below because nothing stays the same.
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