[artist id="2545682"]Drake[/artist] reached deep into his R&B consciousness Wednesday night as the rapper/crooner delivered a muted rendition of his hit "Find Your Love" during an acoustic set on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Decked out in all black (except for his footwear), the So Far Gone star held steady on stage and in hushed vocals opened the number over minimal instrumentation.
"I'm more than just an option," he began, over spare keyboard stabs and drum licks. "Hey, hey, hey/ Refused to be forgotten/ Hey, hey, hey/ I took a chance with my heart/ Hey, hey, hey/ I feel it taking over/ I better find your love."
It wasn't until nearly halfway through the song when Drake picked up the tempo, though still measured and restrained.
The "Find Your Love" performance marks the second time the Toronto lyricist has appeared on "The Tonight Show."
Last June, Drake joined Jamie Foxx on the Conan O'Brien edition of the late night franchise as the two performed the actor's "Digital Girl" remix.
At the time, Drake had only finished his verse to the song just hours before, recalling days later how nervous he was trying to remember his lyrics.
"The biggest challenge of that whole day, aside from being on 'Conan' and being nervous initially about that, was [trying to] remember the 24-bar verse I just recorded the night before," Drake told MTV News at the time. "It was an all-around challenging day, but when I'm under pressure, I always seem to rise to the occasion in some form."
MTV followed Drake in the weeks leading up to the release of his new LP, Thank Me Later. The "Drake: Better Than Good Enough" documentary will re-air on MTV Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Sunday at 9 a.m.