Some friends asked me if I had heard the new Drake so I casually Googled it expecting a Take Care 2.0. I was pleasantly surprised. The vocals came in and I thought to myself "What a nice vocalist to be featured!" and waited for Drake to come in. But by a minute into the song, I realized this was Drake. Whaaat? Let's all reminisce when Drake sounded like this:
And now he magically sounds like this?!
There must be some serious editing or intense vocal coaching done to get to this point but whatever it is, it sure marks a sea change in his career. 'Hold On, We're Going Home' channels the 80's and early 00's, a nice contrast to the crap you hear today (2chainz anyone?). This could very well be a song for Miguel, Active Child, or Shy Girls, all of whom are excellent R&B singers. Great track, but I'll be interested to see how he performs this live.