Today Pharrell Williams debuted a new remix of N.E.R.D and Rihanna’s “Lemon” on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio. The original version of the track appeared on N.E.R.D’s album NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES, which came out late last year.
Drake’s cocky and playful verse kicks off the song, replacing Pharrell’s opening verse. Rihanna’s stellar appearance remains unchanged, as does Pharrell’s outro. The changes to the instrumental are subtle, but succeed in making “Lemon” sound more like a Drake song.
Back in January, Drake released two new singles, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” He also had a significant feature on BlocBoy JB’s hit “Look Alive.” For the music video of “God’s Plan,” Drake went around Miami and gave away nearly $1M to those in need. Drake told fans at a Raptors game on March 9 that he is “working on this new album for the city [of Toronto].” Details about the album have not been released yet.