It cracks me up the frenzy and commotion Drake brings every time he releases something. The rap sensation caused social media to go hysterical when he surprise-dropped his seventh studio album, Honestly, Nevermind. Nine months after the release of CLB, fans of the artist were ready and willing to receive new music from Drake. Fans are divided since Honestly, Nevermind is a major departure, categorized as a Dance album. As with any Drake project, you have to go into this new album, with no expectations.
First listen through of the album, fans will notice that this is probably the most fun Drake had making this project. Drake stated he has an affinity for the up-tempo, electronic instrumentations as we have heard previously on his albums. From the first track, “Falling Back”, Drake sets the tone for the rest of LP to consist of melodic vibes with unforgettable quotes that will become many captions for the remainder of the summer. Collectively, it works for the majority of the 14 track album. Don’t expect to find too many heavy hitting beats or a lot of features. 21 Savage is the only sole feature on the project’s final song, “Jimmy Cooks”, which happens to be the only “rap” song on here.
Now, for someone that has been an avid fan of Drake like myself, we have to get beyond the fact that this celebrity is an artist first. He’s made several tracks sprinkled over various projects along this lane and now with him being one of the most successful artists of our generations, Drake has more than earned the right to experiment with his sound. Yes, the album won’t be for everyone and will probably not top your album rankings from him. However, Honestly, Nevermind is a good project. From the looks of it, Drake has more music in store this year, so as always, myself and many others will be here for the frenzy to return again. Check out the album now on all music streaming services and this link for a surprise.
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