“All of my let’s just be friends are friends I don’t have anymore…how do you not check on me when things go wrong…guess I shoulda kept my family closer…(Keep The Family Close)”
Drake has just released his highly anticipated album Views. We know what we’ll be hearing all summer now.
This year has seen a lot of major album releases. Drake has been lowkey for the most part. Many were looking for Views for a while now. He claimed Summer Sixteen a while back and he’s here to take it. The album is 20 tracks, which to some is alot and to others still not enough. Drizzy and 40 have brought the same chemistry they have always brought. Per usual the album is a mix of emotional odes to exes, strip club records, bangers for the ride, and some tracks to play for bae. There is his patented re-up of 90s R&B, a little New Orleans Bounce, a touch of the islands, and even an appearance by Pimp C, may he rest. The cycle wouldn’t be complete without a bit of talking and some phone snippets. The album is everything a Drake fan loves, plus a few extras.
The album sees appearances from PartyNextDoor, Pimp C, DVSN, WizKid, Kyla, Future and another great collaboration with Rihanna. He’s definitely coming for some people’s necks on this record and making sure no one doubts that he is still the man. He is repping Toronto hard and giving the people something to ride to.
Views is available for purchase on different formats, but is only streaming on Apple Music for now.