The long-awaited “Summer 16” album Views is finally here (and on Spotify for us poor college students), praise our favorite Canadian Sad Boy Aubrey. I have had multiple discussions with our Editor Susan McLean about Drake’s album Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe) and her suggestion that it is an emo album. I acknowledge that I am not an expert in respect to emo music by any stretch of the imagination, however, with my basic knowledge of what this means I strongly agree. I would even infer that Views is also extremely emo. With his focuses being on his significant others, feelings, and reflections. Drake obviously put thought into which songs to release as singles, and I think selecting the more pop and likely widely enjoyed tracks was a wise decision. With that being said, and with the exception of a few tracks, the majority of the album was emo. Drake stuck to what he knows and does best, what he needs in a woman, exes, his mom, and the 6. Which is perfectly fine in my opinion, I completely got my fix of fun and emotional Drake with this album.
But naturally I have some favorite tracks that I would highly recommend; my top choice is “Too Good” feat. Rihanna, it corroborates my theory that Drake always pulls out all the stops and creates fantastic (arguably his best) music with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. The singles “Controlla” which was altered since it was leaked and I prefer the leaked version, “One Dance”, and “Pop Style”. “Still Hear” is the perfect combination of classic circa 2012 Drake and modern emo Drake. “Childs Play” with it’s borderline laughable Cheesecake Factory references, “Fire & Desire” contains my favorite lyrics of the album. And lastly “Feel No Ways” includes a touch of vaporwave (Yung Lean-esque) at the end, and “Hype” mainly because Drake says “You cannot be right next to me, don’t you see Riri right next to me?” and I’ve shipped that relationship since middle school. Views is yet another quality album in the books for our lovely Drake
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