I heard this track from Jarell Perry several months ago knowing it would resonate with listeners, and now we finally have a visual to go with it. Jarell’s urban-pop-rhythmic take on Drake’s “Own it” is moody, wistful, and sung divinely. We’re positive Jarell is a star in the making.
“Drake’s Nothing Was The Same track “Own It” could have been a widescreen, melancholic banger, but he and producers Detail and Noah “40” Shebib opted for something a bit more experimental, withholding catharsis and letting the track’s pensive mood sustain with weightless uncertainty throughout. Los Angeles-based R&B artist Jarell Perry recognized the potential for immediacy in “Own It,” though, and has delivered upon it here with a decidedly more direct, pop cover. Whereas the original dealt in restraint and discontinuous song structure, Perry’s version definitely has a beat drop, and while it might still be deeply atmospheric, there’s a gliding momentum undergirding the track that would be right at home in the club. Perry has even given the track a dimly-lit, sensual video to top it all off-check it out above.” – Fader