Personally, track two on Thank Me Later gets a thumbs down. But Francis Farewell of the band Francis and The Lights spoke to MTV on how the track came about. This guy’s a tortured soul.
“My immediate reaction was to go into the studio with [my producer], who I work with on most of my things, and we tried to make beats,” he told MTV News. “And we sent one and heard nothing; we sent another and heard nothing. And I sort of realized: It has to be deeper than that. [For] Drake and his people, it has to be good above all, before it’s any genre or anything. So I had a song that I had been working on for a while that I knew was good. I knew it was something special. And I made the decision to give it to him and let it go in that way. So I tracked [‘Karaoke’] in one night in the middle of [recording] my record. I sent it to them, and I heard back in, like, three minutes.”