PREMIERE: iLoveMakonnen Strips Down “Tuesday” for Original Tracks

The LA R&B star goes Drake-less on an intimate performance of his 2014 smash.

Despite all the fanfare iLoveMakonnen cultivated when Drake added a verse to the beginning of Makonnen’s single “Tuesday” and released it through his label OVO Sound, most people forget that the track was originally a solo venture. With the glitchy production assistance of Metro Boomin, Makonnen Sheran created the woozy workaholic’s sleeper hit of the summer, which took on a noticeably different tone with the assist from The 6’s finest.

With less “club going up” and more “on a Tuesday,” Makonnen delivered a significantly stripped-down performance of the track for Original Tracks, our performance video series with Original Penguin, returning the song to its original state of overworked anxiety and gentle balladry.

On the heels of his recent single with Rae Sremmurd, “Love”—also performed for Original Tracks—iLoveMakonnen is still thriving a year after scaring us by tweeting plans to scrap his rap career. Check out his performance of “Tuesday” below.

“Tuesday”

“Love”

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