Happy Friday!! Oh my, yes it is. I’m telling you, the only thing that pulled me out of bed this morning to face the -25 weather was finding out about Drake’s secret mix take. It’s titled, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ and the release has fans everywhere losing their ish. Girl, Beyonce thought she’d be the only one to drop a secret album!
If you’re a fan of Drake then you know he’s been in the ‘6’ (Toronto to outsiders) since November, working on what was supposed to be his next album. Except the album we thought he was making was going to be titled ‘Views From the 6’.
But yesterday, Drake released a short film-ish music video titled “Jungle” that was very impressive, but also very confusing, because what was the point of the short film? It barely had any music to it. Well now, it’s obvious that it was a secret message or some sort of preview to this ‘So Far Gone’ mix tape sequel.
On my commute this morning I listened to a few of the songs, and like any Drake album it’s filled with introspective anecdotes of his life. It’s all Drake, but it also isn’t a Drake that I’ve heard before. He’s definitely angrier, he’s coming from a darker place, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just not what I was expecting. But, it also connects nicely with the “Jungle” short video, there seems to be scenes in that video that tie in throughout the entire album. Also, songs like “Legend” and the title of the album weird me out because it seems like he’s saying, if I’m gone tomorrow, this is what I’m leaving you with. Creepy, right?
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