Drake was supposed to debut his new single next weekend in the wake of the Grammys, but apparently Super Bowl fever overcame him and he just couldn’t wait.
Over the weekend, Drake unveiled “Started From the Bottom,” the first single from his still-untitled follow-up to his smash sophomore release Take Care. It deviates a bit from the norm for Drake, delving more into the hallucinogenic energy of Kendrick Lamar or A$AP Rocky.
Drake sets aside his warm croon for something a little harder and more confrontational, and there doesn’t seem like much crossover potential as a single, but the heads will certainly be happy. Give it a spin below:[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/77472052" params="" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
“I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song,” Drake wrote on his website. “It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.”
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