Drake is really feeling the island, Caribbean, steel drum influence. I can only hope that this is at least in part due to Rihanna. But rumor has it they aren’t an item, at least not this week. Regardless I really enjoy this island influence, it keeps things light and playful compared to Drake’s notoriously sad boy-esque lyrics. The moral of this single is definitely that Drake thinks everyone is fake, and this is most likely a lowkey diss track, so you know who you are. This track is definitely my personal favorite out of the recent releases, and I hope it has a leading influence in his upcoming work.
“Sneakin’” (feat. 21 Savage)
Seeing that both “Sneakin’” and “Fake Love” were released together, as a duo of singles, along with the same cover art. The cover features his father, Dennis Graham, who is rumored to begin a rap career? So keep an eye out for that.
This track is darker and more methodical, with tasteful sirens (never thought I’d say that) and eerie fading yelps. The lyrics mention the Titanic, Satan/Devil, Drake referring to himself as a “goat” (true) and of course women. 21 Savage is a new name for me, he is an American rapper from Atlanta. He has a good rhythm, maybe there will be more from 21 Savage in More Life.
“Two Birds, One Stone”
Drake seems to be into releasing multiple extremely long episodes of audio on his OVO website/store/blog combination. I’m not sure if this is a cool progressive idea, or just an annoyance to those of us who are lazy and want to see everything new magically pop up on Spotify. I’m leaning toward the lazy latter.
This track has multiple comments on family, and Drake’s dad Dennis Graham. It has a cool beat and the usual Drake flow, but the lyrics aren’t particularly memorable. Maybe this was a purposeful choice, to keep this track less easily accessible, and keep “Fake Love” and “Sneakin’” as the prominent singles for Drake’s upcoming project entitled More Life.
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