While Drake has been dipping and dodging the media about his release of this “playlist,” he finally delivered to us the summer album on Saturday, March 18, having a new 22 tracks of music to listen to.
According the Wikipedia, More Life at first was announced by three singles: "Fake Love", "Sneakin'" featuring 21 Savage, and "Two Birds, One Stone". The songs premiered on October 23, 2016, during Drake's thirtieth birthday; however, the debut was pushed back to January after Drake suffered an ankle injury on the Summer Sixteen Tour, then continued to be pushed until March.
"More Life is light, weightless. [...] it is unmistakably a Drake album."
More Life is different. It’s being branded as a playlist rather than an album. The difference from Drake’s 2016 album Views to this playlist is that Views has a different vibe to it; it would be something you watch a sunset to. Then in comes in More Life, where Drake finds himself a new accent, a Jamaican accent, and busts out 22 songs like it's nothing but yet still manages to capture the same Drake we all know.
More Life comes to you first with “Free Smoke.” This is just a normal trap sounding song while it has some verses that can relate to Drake dissing Meek Mill, Jay Z, and maybe Kid Cudi. After that, on track number 3, “Passionfruit,” Drake manages to switch things up with a caribbean type of beat that you can't help fall for. This also goes for “Get It Together.” “Passionfruit” is the song that will be played the most during the summer time. More Life is light, weightless.
Despite its playlist tag, it is unmistakably a Drake album. It even has a blueprint closer like each of its predecessors and as an album. But as a collection of totally atomized songs and ideas, it’s up there with anything he’s released. He had shoulder room to breath and tried something new with his music, and now it might be considering to be one of his best albums. Maybe that makes it a playlist after all.
Opinion Editor: Adellaide Nielson, Maria Jacome
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