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Florence + The Machine Reworks Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Song

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It’s no secret that Florence + The Machine frontwoman Florence Welch and Drake have a mutual infatuation for each other. The two artists have been dying to work with each other but their busy schedules seem to get in their way, so imagine our excitement when we found out that Flo covered Drizzy’s standout title track ‘Take Care‘ for the BBC audiences.

The red-haired chanteuse, wearing a paisley-styled dress and a navy-colored velvet fedora, performed the song during a taping of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Rumor has it that Welch was originally supposed to sing the duet with Drake but was replaced by Rihanna at the last minute. “I’ve always wanted to do something with Drake,” she told the BBC Radio 1 audience. “We’ve always tried to, but we keep both being really busy and nothing’s happened. We’ve always been in different places and the time that we did end up in the studio together we ended up getting quite drunk together, and there wasn’t a song that came out of it.”

The video performance below shows just how epic the song would have been if the collaboration didn’t fall through. Backed by her band and a group of violinists, Welch turns Drake’s somber love ode about heartbreak and pain into an orchestral anthem. Flo’s operatic vocals are quite impressive. Especially, near the end, when she yodels out the “I have loved and lost” chorus as if she’s calling for Drake to come onstage to sing the ballad with her. Honestly, her yodeling is so ear-piercing that Drake probably heard it all the way in Canada.

This is truly an awesome performance by Florence + Machine, and, we have to admit, it sounds way better the original version (no shots at Rihanna). Bravo!

What do you think? Which version of ‘Take Care’ do you like better — the original version or Florence + The Machine’s rendition? Tell us in the comments below.

Watch Florence + the Machine Cover ‘Take Care’

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