June 29, 2022

Music of the Week breaks down and talks in regards to the tune we simply can’t get out of our head every week. Discover these songs and extra on our Spotify Prime Songs playlist. For our favourite new songs from rising artists, try our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, Drake pivots to introspective home on “Falling Again.”

Solely 9 months after the discharge of his final LP Licensed Lover Boy, Drake is again at the moment with a shock album titled Truthfully, Nevermind. For one, it must be talked about that Truthfully, Nevermind is essentially the most “Drake album title” album title but — nothing implies “I’m emotional but in addition I’m aloof” greater than a passive aggressive “truthfully, nevermind.”

Relaxation assured, the album is stuffed with surprises; Drake has dug his heels but once more within the palate of home music, echoing the glowing highs of his 2017 mixtape Extra Life (with out the laundry checklist of collaborators) and that includes a plethora of his signature pop-R&B fashion.

Kicking off the album and setting the tone instantly is the thumping home jam “Falling Again,” which finds Drake using an nearly stream-of-consciousness method to a lush, hypnotic beat. There’s one thing instantly satisfying about listening to Drake embrace a looser, extra textural fashion, caring much less in regards to the weight of his lyrics and extra in regards to the bodily expertise of the tune — one thing home music boasts effectively.

Drake isn’t essentially saying something new on “Falling Again”; he laments the frayed dynamics of his relationship, reflecting an ample quantity of distance, haze and “you know the way I really feel” statements, that are all signature Drake-isms. However what’s fascinating about “Falling Again” is how Drake begins to slowly repeat himself an increasing number of because the 5-minute tune continues, nearly like he’s falling below the hypnotic spell he created for himself.

That is on the core of why Truthfully, Nevermind is without doubt one of the extra fascinating albums Drake has launched — after the underwhelming Licensed Lover Boy discovered Drake in excessive melancholy, consistently questioning the motives of those round him, and creating with a usually protected sonic palette, Truthfully, Nevermind fully liberates Drake from his arbitrary place as… Drake.

It’s time to bounce, to journey, to look inward — however not essentially to seek out solutions. On “Falling Again” and Truthfully, Nevermind, Drake is just extra involved with the method.

Paolo Ragusa
Editorial Coordinator

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