Drake’s recent monster single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” was always pretty much a synthpop song; there’s no rap and precious little R&B anywhere on it. And now the New York synthpop duo Holy Ghost! has covered the song cranking up those early-’80s albums and turning it into the sort of thing that might play in a John Hughes movie when the deluded-nerd character struts down a high-school hallway. Duckie’s entire life might have turned out differently if he’d had this on his Walkman. (Oddly, Holy Ghost!’s version of the song is funkier than Drake’s. Discuss.) Holy Ghost! recently debuted the cover during a takeover of the Seattle radio station 107.7 The End, and you can hear it below.
Holy Ghost!’s album Dymanics is out now on DFA.