Few high profile artists are as schizophrenic as Canadian rapper/singer Drake. His latest release, “Hold On We’re Going Home” is the third teaser of his forthcoming third record and has little in common with the two previous ones. While “Starting From The Bottom” was a Lamar-influenced self-aware hip hop banger and “5 AM In Toronto” made little effort to present anything new to Drake’s discography; “Hold On We’re Going Home”, a joint effort with Majid Jordan (a hybrid of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, a pair of Toronto producers formerly known as Good People), presents Drake in all-sung, disco-infused R&B mode that strays away from his usual repertoire. The somewhat nostalgic feel of the composition, paired with Drake’s silky smooth vocals creates the perfect R&B track that easily ranks amongst his best work to date. It’s reassuring to hear that he is still capable of tender soulful moments like this.
Drake’s third album, Nothing Was The Same is out September 17th.