By: Ryan Stemle
After much anticipation, Drake has finally released his coveted album “Views.” This highly predestined collection of music contains 20 songs and features from Pimp C, Future, Rihanna, and PARTYNEXTDOOR.
Unlike Drake’s last collaborative album with Future “What a Time to Be Alive,” there is more of a mixture of high-paced anthems, Marvin’s Rooms, and everything in between. The variety of Drake’s music is widely criticized, but in “Views,” Drake puts together this assortment of hits in a beautiful way. If you are celebrating success, going through a breakup, or just want to hear good music, “Views” might be where you want to tune your ears.
Drake’s upbeat bangers include “Hype,” “Controlla,” “Grammys” and “One Dance,” while his softer, slower pieces include “Redemption,” “Fire & Desire,” and “Keep the Family Close.” This album has potential to explode in a way that “Take Care” did. These albums are similar in their assortment of flavors, and there is no debate that Take Care was one of the greatest albums ever created.
5 Songs to Look For:
“U With Me”: This song, produced by Noah “40” Shebib, is Drake confused, talking to his main piece about their messy relationship status. Drake takes his voice to another level during the last verse putting the icing on the cake to an instant classic.
“Too Good” (feat Rihanna): Drake and Rihanna are a collaboration like Jimmy McElroy and Chaz Michael Michaels. Whenever they come together, sparks fly. Everything they put together is worth a listen no doubt.
“Feel No Ways”: The combination of Jordan Ullman’s catchy beat and Drake’s flow is unmatched. Every time I hear this song, I feel invincible. If this came out before the start of the semester, I probably wouldn’t have a D in calculus right now.
“Hype”: Drake tells you to look back at all of his accomplishments in this high-paced song. This song title is very appropriate considering how it makes you feel while listening to it.
“Controlla”: This song just makes you happy. It will turn that depressing unproductive study hall period into a happy unproductive study hall period.
This album is growing on me as I am writing this review for it. Writing down just five songs was very hard, so I suggest you do yourself a favor and download this album immediately.