Saturday, 23 July 2011

Drake Announces Lead Single Of "Take Care"

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We’ve all been aware of all the singles that Drake has leaked for his fans (“Marvin’s Room", “Dreams Money Can Buy”, and "Trust Issues”), but now the Toronto rapper/singer is ready to release his new single from his second studio album, “Take Care”.

It has been confirmed that "Headlines" will serve as the first single, which Drake promised would arrive in a few weeks earlier this month. According to HipHopDx, the song’s title was hinted in a tweet, which was later revealed by Serm Knight and confirmed by producers Chase N Cashe. Production credits go to frequent collaborators Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels and Noah "40" Shebib, who have served as producers for the leaked songs.

The rapper, however, expressed his disdain of single tracks to Rolling Stone, "I hate singles,…"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."

In the interview, which was conducted in Toronto, Drake revealed the title of three songs: "Shot For Me", "Free Spirit", and "The Real Her". The first song “Shot For Me” is described asa 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." The other two songs include "Free Spirit," featuring Rick Ross and the refrain "Tat my name on you so I know it's real," and "The Real Her," which is “a narcotically woozy love song with detuned pianos and a Lil Wayne guest spot.”

Drake had also expressed his desires to collaborate with Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. the much-buzzed about R&B artist The Weeknd, the incredible 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."

“Take Care” is due October 24, 2011, exactly on Drake’s birthday. You can read the interview over at Rolling Stone. Thanks MTV for the news.

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