Drake Hates Singles & Names Three Tracks Off His Upcoming LP ‘Take Care’

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Rapper Drake is home in Toronto, putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album Take Care (due October 24). Drizzy is recording at his longtime producer/friend Noah “40” Shebib’s studio. This will be the follow-up to Drizzy’s debut album Thank Me Later, which sold 1.4 million copies. Rollingstone got the chance to preview Drizzy’s upcoming album. Drake confirmed that “Shot For Me”, “Free Spirit” Ft. Rick Ross and “The Real Her” Ft. Lil Wayne will be featured on the album.

On not liking singles.

I hate singles,” Drake says. “With this album, I want to tell a whole story,” he adds. “I don’t want people to just hear a piece and judge the album on that.”

Drizzy names three tracks off his upcoming LP Take Care.

He cues up several tracks in various states of completion, all of which sit squarely in the sparse, somber register that’s become his trademark. “Shot for Me,” the likely album opener, is a marvel of melancholy bravado: He sings “Bitch, I’m the man” in a moan that undercuts the brag, over a beat (courtesy of Shebib) that pairs aching synthesizer notes with an exhilarating barrage of high-hats. Other highlights include “Free Spirit,” featuring Rick Ross and the refrain “Tat my name on you so I know it’s real,” and “The Real Her,” a narcotically woozy love song with detuned pianos and a Lil Wayne guest spot. Drake is also looking forward to collaborating with Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. buzzy R&B gloomster the Weeknd — and, if he gets his wish, veteran beatsmith DJ Premier, Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch, and the xx’s Jamie Smith. “No matter who’s on it, it goes through the Drake filter,” Shebib says. “He’s so hands-on about how everything sounds.”

Source: Rollingstone

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