Our list of favorite Drake covers is slowly expanding and getting increasingly better. The latest to make over one of Drizzy’s tunes is the xx, who covered “Too Good” during an appearance on BBC 1 Radio 1’s Live Lounge. The British band successfully meshed their chill, electronic vibes with the lovelorn lyrics and the resulting cover of the singer/rapper’s dancehall-sampling Views song with Rihanna is pretty, mellow and sweet.
In the similar laid-back spirit of Nelly Furtado’s “Too Good” cover, The xx replaced Drake’s dance beat with a slowed-down tempo to match the sentiment of the song, and it’s totally working for us.
The energy we expend grooving to the original version was spent processing all of the emotions we felt while listening to The xx’s performance. The group also performed “On Hold,” the new single off their recently released LP I See You.
Previously, the xx announced plans on Instagram for a European tour, which starts February 8. And as Rolling Stone reports, you can also catch the band on their North American tour, which begins on April 14th with a Coachella performance and runs through late May.
Since The xx are obviously huge fans of Drake (their latest album title is a nod to the self-proclaimed “6 God”), we’re eagerly keeping our eyes peeled for a surprise appearance by Drizzy during one (or both!) of their upcoming tours.