If you don't know the name Alessia Cara, you will soon. Alessia Cara has been creating a bit of a buzz in the music industry with her debut single "Here," as well as a number of insane covers of some of your favorite artists, including Taylor Swift and Drake. Recently, Alessia Cara dropped a cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling" and, though I love the original version, Cara's rendition just might be my favorite. After consuming this insane cover, I found myself in a YouTube blackhole of Drake cover videos and there are truly some unexpectedly awesome and unique Drake covers out there.
A great cover is one which makes you forget what the original song sounds like and Cara absolutely makes "Hotline Bling" her own. I have put together a smattering of other stellar Drake covers which will soothe your daily Drake itch and demonstrate the true beauty of YouTube cover videos. My aim is to make sure you, dear readers, are entertained and saved from copious minutes of aimless meandering from YouTube video to YouTube video. So here, in one place, is a compilation of some of the dopest Drake covers in all the land that almost sound as good as the original songs. Enjoy!
"Marvin's Room" - Conor Maynard
Conor Maynard absolutely kills this cover of Drake's "Marvin's Room."
"Trust Issues" - Emmalyn & DJ Hunt
In my opinion, this song is one of Drake's best (and most underrated) songs and Emmalyn & DJ Hunt give it a fresh new edge.
"Know Yourself" - Drew Tabor
A good cover is one in which the singer makes the song his or her own. Drew Tabor absolutely owns "Know Yourself" and makes it sound like an entirely different song.
"Hold On We're Going Home" - ASTR
This trippy cover of "Hold On We're Going Home" by ASTR is jaw-dropping and is the perfect tune to chill you out.
"Take Care" - SoMo & Cody Tarpley
In this cover, "Take Care" gets a little edgy EDM influence that pairs perfectly with SoMo's sultry sound. Add this one to your sex playlist for sure.
"Crew Love" - Chrissy
To sum up this cover, I am just going to quote the first YouTube comment: "Omfg she could get it."
"Wildfire" - Jeni
This unique cover of the already-eccentric song by SBTRKT feat. Drake and Little Dragon was too good not to include on this list.
"Hold On We're Going Home" - Derran Day
Derran can croon Drake tunes at me any day.
"Energy" - Danelle Sandoval
This acoustic cover of Drake's "Energy" is performed by Bustle's own incredibly talented Danelle.
"Days In The West" - Tinashe
This dope version of "Days In The West" by Tinashe sounds nothing like the original and you will love it.
"Hotline Bling" - The Theorist
This piano cover of "Hotline Bling" will be a mainstay on your relaxation playlist.
"The Motto" - Niykee Heaton
I want this girl's hair and vocal chords, please.
"Take Care" - Florence and the Machine
Florence Welch's one-of-a-kind sound adds an extra layer of intrigue to "Take Care."