It took me a long time to come around to Drake and I’m not even sure I fully have but catching his new track along with the video (below) gave me enough pause to lose myself in his storytelling and really appreciate what sets him apart from his peers. The minimal production is all smokey mood-setting for Drake to wax his smooth and personal verses over. Whats hard for me with Drake is that the guy’s lyrics deserve my full attention and that’s not always easy to give. What I get now is that it pays off to slow down and listen. This would be love making music if it wasn’t so much about broken/lost hearts. His next album Take Care is out October 24th but I have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more of it before then.