It's always surprises from the 6 God. Drake's just wrapped up his 2016 tour for his latest album Views, released earlier this year (read our review of it here), and he's already on the heels of another release.
On Sunday night, Drake debuted three new tracks from an upcoming album (dubbed a "playlist") entitled More Life, due out on Apple Music in December. The artist debuted three new tracks on his appearance on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio: 'Two Birds One Stone,' 'Fake Love,' and 'Sneakin'' featuring 21 Savage. Two of those were released as singles on the platform.
The three songs are all refreshingly different from each other. 'Sneakin'' is a darker hip-hop oriented track, complete with Drake's signature guitar synth intro thing. It continues through with an ominous synth and siren samples (as is characteristic of everyone these days) as 21 Savage and he trades off verses. The song's about being tired id beef in his industry - Drake's fame is the product of no one but God and himself, as 21 Savage discusses that its him and his crew who handle their beef on their own.
'Fake Love' is less threatening and is very similar to the sad boy Drake we've come to know and love. It's a poppier single with brighter, peppier synths, though it plays along with the theme of 'Sneakin'' and his fame. This track's about Drake being tired of his friends showing him fake love as a result of his success. The pre-hook croons "That's when they smile in my face / Whole time they wanna take my place / Yeah, I know they wanna take my place / I can tell that love is fake / I don't trust a word you say" as he blatantly calls the conspirators out, before the hook somberly addresses his own feelings toward the situation: "I've been down so long it look like up to me / They look up to me / I got fake people showin' fake love to me / Straight up to my face."
Views may have some competition ahead of it. The songs from More Life are already shaping up the playlist to be something special for Drake. What the rest will hold is yet to be seen, but surely it can't go much more wrong if the singles are to indicate.
Sneakin' Rating: 86 / 100
Fake Love Rating: 80 / 100