Fans React to Release of Drake’s New ‘Views’ Album
Drake's new album Views is out today exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes. It dropped last night before Drake and Zane Lowe premiered their interview on a special edition of OVO Sound Radio. You can hear the entire interview right here.
The LP, which is Drake's fifth official album, features Future, Rihanna, PartyNextDoor, and even some secret vocals from Jeremih, along with Pimp C, dvsn and others. Producers include Nineteen85, Boi1da, Cardo, Southside, Metro and a whole lot more.
The samples are pretty crazy too, ranging from DMX's "How's It Goin' Down" to Mary J. Blige's "Mary's Joint." 40 knows how to pick 'em, especially that vocal sample at the end of the intro.
It didn't take long for fans online to start chatting about their thoughts on the project, and to be honest, the feedback doesn't look too great right now. Granted it's an immediate reaction with the album being out for less than a day, but lots of people seem to think he's singing too much or influenced too heavily by reggae.
The album starts with "Keep the Family Close," which finds Drake singing for the entire song. He's talking about somebody close to him that turned their back in his time of need - "And even when it's business with you it's personal again / I knew you before you made ends meet now we're meeting our ends."
Other fan favorites include "Weston Road Flows," "Child's Play," and the outro, "Views."
Check out how Twitter reacted to the album below.