Friday, June 10, 2016

Drakes ‘Views’ Lived Up the Hype! by Ally Labita

The wait is finally over. After months of Drake fans waiting for “Views From the 6” to come out, the album finally dropped on April 29th, 2016. Out of the 4 albums Drake has released, I wouldn’t consider this the best one, but it’s high up there. He opens up the CD with “Keep the Family Close”, a smooth song talking about how his family will always be there even though he struggles with trust, after being betrayed by friends. Throughout the album, the mood changes. Right after “Keep the Family Close”, Drake brings up the beat of the CD with the song ‘9’, a so9ng about the impact he's made on his hometown. Every song varies with the music behind the lyrics, and that's what makes the album so enjoyable.
Out of the 20 tracks Drake gave us, 12 of them have samples from some old songs. Although Drake haters believe Drake used the samples as an easy way to get songs on the CD. However, Drake demonstrates his creativity by combining his old songs with his new ones. He added an interesting style to the new songs by either twisting the lyrics or the beat of the old songs.
If I had to pick my top 5 songs, they would have to be “Too Good” (ft Rihanna), “Still Here”, “Keep the Family Close”, “With You” (ft PARTYNEXTDOOR)  and “One Dance”. “One Dance” and Controlla have already taken over the radio. “Too Good”, “One Dance” and “Controlla” will be the songs of summer.
Views was the first album in 2016 to sell a million copies and spent two weeks on top of the billboard 200. “Doing plat, plat only” said Drake.

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