DRAKE's latest album "Views" comprised of dark atmospherics embraced with romantic flava

2016.07.29

It's been a while since the first leading single, "Hotline Bling," made for one of the symbolic songs in 2015. In the meantime, DRAKE has solidified his status as a prominent figure in and out of the scene, making hits with "What A Time To Be Alive," a collaborative work with Future, and its single cut "Jumpman." To make a fresh start for the upcoming album, he recently dropped "One Dance," another leading single that featured Kyla & Wizkid and followed the same path of "Hotline Bling." While it is creating another stir, this new album "Views" finally arrives, and like its predecessor, it is mainly comprised of songs with dark atmospherics on the medium tempo, embracing the whole album with a romantic mood in which DRAKE's strength and gentle characteristic as a rapper that can also sing is brought to the fore. Reggae/dancehall tunes like "One Dance" and samples from '90s R&B by the likes of Mary J Blige and Brandy are also causing a buzz. With his ex – Rihanna – and Future on board, the album is full of newsworthy topics, going platinum at a record-setting pace in the US in the first week.

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