The topic of our talk switches to Drake’s upcoming fourth album. He only has two songs finished that he likes. One is a collaboration with Beyoncé that he recorded a while ago. The other is a song that he expects to inspire a paradigm shift. His days of releasing lay-up bangers that everyone loves right away are over. For now.
– Four-Pins profile by Ernest Baker
Up above is the musical news revealed in a fascinating new profile following Drake around during Coachella weekend by Ernest Baker for Four-Pins. Sure, it’s not much, but it also gives us a glimpse at how far along Drake is for Views From The 6 and just as importantly, the mindset approaching the album, stressing a new sound. I agree that’s where Drizzy has to take it with this next one.
Amongst the other great details with Drake that weekend was his awareness a couple days later that the Coachella performance received negative reviews and that he’ll have a surprise guest that’s even better next weekend. I hope so because we all remember last weekend as Madonna’s make out. In fact, here’s a direct quote from Drake on the performance:
I took an L for the first time. I just have to reassess what went wrong with my judgment.
Wow. More real gems and just a picture of his real personality are scattered throughout the profile, which is definitely a must-read for Drake fans.
In Drake merchandise news, he surprise dropped the long-awaited OVO Jordans last night at the OVO Pop-Up Shop in L.A. (cold) and released an official OVO Playoff tee with his hometown Raptors in advance of tomorrow’s first round game. All images below. Unfortunately for the shoes, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late definitely applies (h/t Complex.)