Dustin Lynch Covers Rapper Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ [Watch]
Dustin Lynch is best known for his country tunes like 'Where It's At (Yep, Yep)' but he also does one epic rap cover. Lynch gave an acoustic performance of rapper Drake's hit 'Hold On, We're Going Home,' and it was incredible.
With only his acoustic guitar and one other musician, Lynch performed his own version of the popular rap hit for Taste of Country. The song was a late summer hit of 2013 and reached No. 4 on the charts. Drake's version is upbeat, fun and a little sexy, but Lynch's country version of the song tones it down while still maintaining its sexiness.
In a leather jacket and his signature big cowboy hat, Lynch performs his simplistic yet beautiful cover. It's no doubt that alongside a couple of guitars, the song sounds much different than the original, but it sounds like it was meant to be a country hit. Lynch even brings the cover to his concerts -- and turns the lights a little low.
“That’s what’s fun about concerts," he tells Taste of Country. "You got a bunch of strangers in a room. And they’re there to meet each other and dance on each other, so for that song we keep the lights as low as we can get them.”
He say the song is a "curveball" at his shows, and he always tries to have one in his set list. His album, though, does show that his R&B influences run deep. Lynch admits to adding a little bit of that to his classic country sound.
"Musically, we've brought in some new sounds like that," he explains, adding, "I can go from George Strait to a Jay-Z song on my iPod ... it's fun for me and my producers to sit back and go 'OK, what kind of elements can we add to a country song to make it kinda different and stand out?'"
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