In and out in just over two minutes, “Pink Moon” is the go-to track for proselytizers of the Church of Drake. Spare, acoustic strumming and that breathy, beaming tenor color the original’s distinct melody, one that’s shaped the work of indie-tunesmith Damien Jurado. In a nod to his influence, Damien supplied Spin with a reverent rendition of the classic. Grab it here.
Beck payed homage a while back, too, adding some brushed snare work, subtle phase shifts, and the occasional piano tinkle in updating ? but still falling short of ? Drake’s naked charm:
That dude used the craziest guitar tunings.
UPDATE: The more covers of “Pink Moon” we hear, the more we note artists’ deference to the original’s feel. (And then there’s Sebadoh!) Thanks to those sending these in. Keep ‘em coming.