Music of the Week breaks down and talks concerning the tune we simply can’t get out of our head every week. Discover these songs and extra on our Spotify High Songs playlist. For our favourite new songs from rising artists, take a look at 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 right now 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 “actually, nevermind.”
Relaxation assured, the album is filled 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 record of collaborators) and that includes a plethora of his signature pop-R&B type.
Kicking off the album and setting the tone instantly is the thumping home jam “Falling Again,” which finds Drake using an virtually stream-of-consciousness method to a lush, hypnotic beat. There’s one thing instantly satisfying about listening to Drake embrace a looser, extra textural type, caring much less concerning the weight of his lyrics and extra concerning 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 understand how 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 increasingly because the 5-minute tune continues, virtually like he’s falling beneath the hypnotic spell he created for himself.
That is on the core of why Truthfully, Nevermind is likely one of the extra attention-grabbing 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 utterly liberates Drake from his arbitrary place as… Drake.
It’s time to bop, to journey, to look inward — however not essentially to search out solutions. On “Falling Again” and Truthfully, Nevermind, Drake is just extra involved with the method.
— Paolo Ragusa