The rapper dropped a 22 song “playlist,” as he labeled it, on March 18, and Drake fans everywhere are eating it up.
With beats made for relaxing on the beach and enough features to please every music fan, Drake truly cooked up the heat on More Life, and we couldn’t have asked for more from the Toronto rapper. Unlike a lot of Drake’s previous projects, this one flows together in a way that urges listeners to hear the playlist from start to finish. The likes of Quavo, Young Thug, Kanye West, Skepta, Jorja Smith, Travis Scott, Sampha, Giggs and countless other artists create a feeling of unity on the album as all the unique styles combine to create something amazing.
Passionfruit is the sweet sounding tale of long distance relationship woes, and the tropical sounding beat sets the stage for a new spring break anthem. Kanye West opens the vocals on Glow which is a slow paced song where the two rappers use their voices to create a lively vibe over the quiet beat. With an upbeat sound, Get It Together combines Jorja Smith’s smooth vocals with Drake’s claiming “you need me to get that sh*t together so we can get together.” It is a grown-up version of Drake and Rihanna’s Too Good off of Drake’s last album Views. Drizzy, Quavo and Travis Scott are accompanied by a catchy flute rhythm on Portland, and the three create a perfect combination of trap and R&B. On Ice Melts, Young Thug sends major Jeffery vibes to the listeners, and Drake comes in with a defined verse to solidify Thugger’s iconic vocals. Sampha’s soothing voice makes 4422 an important melody that provides a sense of comfort for listeners.
With too many stand out songs to list them all, More Life is everything that Views was not. It is a mature version of Drake accompanied by his own favorite artists. On More Life Drizzy is no longer the sad, angry artist we saw on Views, but he is in his purest form. The ability to create a playlist with such a variety of song types that flows so well proves how much Drake has grown as an artist and a person since Summer ‘16. On the ending track, Do Not Disturb, Drake implies that he is finally taking the break he has needed for so long. After releasing an impressive number of music in the past few years, More Life is finally the quality project we have been waiting for. For now, it sounds like we won’t be hearing from Drake until 2018, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful presence of More Life here.