Florence and the Machine and Drake may not have had time to get together on each other's respective sophomore albums, with Florence's 'Ceremonials' and Drake's 'Take Care' being released within weeks of each other this autumn, but 'The MAChine's creative catalyst Florence Welch finally found time to make good on the pair's mutual admiration for each other's work on Bbc Radio 1's Live Lounge - reports MTV News.
Introducing a cover of the Canadian rapper's 'Take Care', Welch paid tribute to not just him but also Jamie Xx and Rihanna - both of whom also appear on the original song - saying "It's three of my absolute favourite artists . I hope we can do it justice." The group's rendition of it was then suitably altered, a string section giving the song added gravitas and a real sense of scope, proving that not only does Welch have a keen appreciation of Drake's work, but she also knows where it might be possible to take it in the future.
Following the pair's collaboration at a London gig earlier this year where Welch joined Drake on stage to provide vocals live for 'Fireworks' there were hopes the pair would team up in the studio, but in a recent interview the 25 year-old confirmed they'd not had a chance to yet, stating "Whenever I see Drake, we always just end up kind of hanging out, which is equally fun. ... I think we're both big fans of each other's work. If we would have the time, it is something I would definitely like to do, but we're both really busy."