Hey fam! Angela here. Drake came out with another album so you know what that means….Angela goes hiking and reviews it track by track! More Life on the whole sounds like his short PR stunt with Rihanna really paid off musically. This album is island/tiki vibes like you’ve never heard and spoiler alert, I’m feelin’ it.
Free Smoke // Great start for the album. Also s/o to Hidden Hills, where Drake currently resides. We are basically neighbors (literally, fifteen mins away) and I have yet to run into him at Applebee’s OR Outback, regardless of what this song may suggest.
Also s/o to his mom chef’in KD. I’d like to present this to the court of Notorious RBG as circumstantial evidence proving Drake does not have a ghost writer.
- KD = Kraft Dinner
- Kraft Dinner = Canadian colloquialism for Kraft blue box mac and cheese
You plebs probably didn’t catch this so you’re welcome. My father also only chef’d KD when my mom went away on the weekend. Only a true Canadian could write this lyric.
No Long Talk // I imagine this song coming on at a bar while a group of white dudes pretend to shoot guns when then gun shot sample plays. I also imagine my eyes getting stuck in the back of my head because I rolled them so hard. That being said, this song is GOOD. It will definitely make it into a sports commercial or at least the Toronto Raptors’ warm-up mix. I feel confident about that.
Passionfruit // Draybaybay, I love you, but please put a goddamn space in the title. Drizzy 100% wrote this song for the ladies and for the dudes trying to put their ladies in the mood for romance. My one complaint, do I normal dance or do I slow dance to this song? It’s just barely on the cusp and I imagine a bunch of old people at a wedding doing their old people dancing. You know what I mean, holding hands and bopping while you do a slow motion power walk movement with your arms.
Jorja Interlude // It’s almost as if Aubrey was like “kk enough of this wedding music, I have something to say” so he said it before going into what can only be described as Jamaican house music.
Get it Together // And here is the Jamaican house music. This is what I’m talking about. GREAT song but I was literally just transported to a sweaty club in Jamaica at 4am. Drake and I are dancing and smiling while letting the rhythm take control.
Madiba Riddim // This is my favorite song off the album and I’m convinced it will be the next single. Also lowkey convinced this is social commentary on the current American political climate
- Paul Ryan: the devil who’s working overtime
- Vlad Putin: putting voodoo spells on our life
- Donald Trump: the man turning fool for the money one too many times
- Ivanka Trump: the girl turning her back on her best friend
- Me to the Electoral College/Democracy: trying to teach me how to love it again…GOD KNOWS I’M TRYING
Blem // My second favorite song off the album. From now on I am only going to use the word “blem” to describe my drunken stupor. I relate to this song maybe more than I should? I do know what I like and I do know how I want to live my life and I’d 100% move for Drake when I’m extra and my ex is a waste, man, thanks for noticing.
4422 // I know I should like this song. I’ve tried to like this song and I just can’t. Please forgive me Drizzy, for I have sinned.
Gylachester // First things first, this song title straight up looks Icelandic. If you asked me if this was a Drake song or a Sigur Ros song, I’d say Sigur Ros hands down. ALSO Hermes Link, Ice Blue Mink is Dizzy’s version of “Rain Drop, Drop Top.”
Skepta Interlude // This literally sounds like Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords rapping. I can’t unhear it now that I thought of it.
Portland // This song is strong. Fully appreciate out in Portland trying to get in her organs. Get it like OREGON, mad respect for that. But really, so many solid lines in this. I can only pray to the 6 god that one day a man will say “the way she serving that cake, I gotta sit back and digest.”
Sacrifices // Things I appreciate about Drake the poet, he always tries to find different rhyming schemes. I am genuinely interested in the pattern he uses in this song. Is it just me or does this sound like it could be in a video game when it really picks up? And it’s shockingly not the song that samples Sonic the Hedgehog. (Also I absolutely agree that pretty girls like trap music so thank you for the shoutout, Sir 2 Chainz.)
Nothing’s Into Somethings // Drake is all of us when we find out our ex gets engaged. Like we ain’t bitter but you really gonna play me like that? Actually let’s be real, almost every ex has a way of turning nothing into something. No shade, just tea.
Teenage Fever // THE JLO SONG GUYS. THE JLO SONG. I mean, he finally at least admits JLO is maybe too old for him? But sometimes it’s fun to get with your teenage crush so honestly throwing some respect on this if him and JLO were not just a publicity stunt. Proud of you boo. Now I just gotta go find Lebron James and kiss him on the face to fulfill my own personal teenage destiny.
KMT // HONESTLY ICONIC. Mainly because of the Sonic the Hedgehog sample. That beat is actually so iconic alone and was not utilized by the damn emo pop song they gave Sonic. It really lends itself to rap so this decision was a genius move. Also the decision to bring Giggs onto this song was similarly a genius move.
Lose You // LOL @ the “Ignition (Remix)” reference. This song is actually a little too real. I never expect to think about real life problems when I listen to Drake (aside from exes) but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Genuinely into the lyrics of this song. I’d like to present this to the court of Notorious RBG as circumstantial evidence proving that Drake is not the male rap version of Taylor Swift.
Can’t Have Everything // You guys, his mom at the end. Maybe the sweetest thing I have ever heard. I like to imagine that they had to send this to Barack and Michelle Obama while they were on vacation being like, “Hey Michelle, is it cool if my mom quotes you in song?” and I imagine FLOTUS-in-my-damn-mind-still being like, “UM DUH YES YOU CAN.” Also, big fan of rappers talking about anxiety these days.
Glow // This song has Pablo-esque vibes which I’m sure has to do with the Kanye guest star. Lucky for me, I loved Life of Pablo so I’m #intoit.
Since Way Back // I’m just over here patiently waiting for the joint PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake baby making album. Please and TY.
Fake Love // Amazing, amazing, amazing song. Y’all know this already.
Ice Melts // This has single potential. I really enjoyed that he put such an upbeat sounding song toward the end of the album cause it was getting a little too real for a few songs there. PSA for the LADIES, no matter what Champagne Papi says just know it’s ok to be icy sometimes. End PSA.
Do Not Disturb // The last song on the album and my favorite function on the iPhone. This song genuinely feels like the end credits to the album. Another song where you feel like Aubrey is opening up to us.