News: Drake's Loneliness Fueled By Envy Of Friends, "It Hits Me, Man"
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 11:00AM
Young Money's Drake has revealed the inspiration behind his newly-leaked It's Never Enough mixtape single, "I Get Lonely Too".
According to Drake, witnessing friends' relationships reminds him of what is missing from his life.
"I'm envious of friends of mine that have great committed relationships," he said in an interview. "When people call home to check on their girl or they say, 'I'm not going to go out tonight. I'm just going to spend the night with my girl.' That hits me, man. I just don't have that...And also, I'm not going to be the one to drag my own name through the dirt, so to be with a different woman every night is a terrible decision...If I can find a connection with somebody that can understand what goes on in this life -- and when I say somebody who understands, I don't mean a girl that understands that I'm going to be with other girls; I mean just a girl that's supportive and makes it easy to exist and laugh. Laughing is a big thing. Conversation's got to flow. We got to laugh at the same things." (MTV)
The track draws inspiration from famed R&B group TLC.
Produced by Drizzy's partner in crime, Noah Shebib aka 40, "I Get Lonely Too" isn't exactly a new song, as it is his spin on legendary girl group TLC's song "Fanmail." Where TLC's "Fanmail" was a bouncy, futuristic love letter to their fans to tell them they're more alike than they think, Drake's "I Get Lonely Too" is a mellow, almost dark portrait of his longing for companionship. Drizzy isn't much of a vocalist, but what he lacks in vocal ability, he makes up for in emotion -- or maybe it's just expert studio vocal manipulation. Either way, it's an appetizing sample of Drizzy's mixtape, It's Never Enough, hitting the internet soon. (Neon Limelight)
Drake also posted a link to his new song via Twitter.
"Track 1 off of "It's Never Enough" onwww.octobersveryown.net tonight," he tweeted this week.
"Just like you...I get lonely too." (Drake's Twitter)
In a recent interview, Drake said his rhyming skills outshined his R&B talent.
"I could never really take singing on the road the way I can take rapping on the road. I can't get on stage and blow people away with my range and vocals. I'm a studio singer because I can convey emotion and I have unique melodies, so that's kind of what I pride myself on, but that's where it stops. I make music more for people to listen to rather than to hold me as an R&B artist. Not to wish that I couldn't sing better. If I could sing like Trey [Songz] then yeah, I'd definitely just want to be a singer. If I could do anything, trust me, I wish I could just sit at the piano and sing." (VIBE)
Drake's It's Never Enough is expected to be released December 2010.
Check out Drake's "I Get Lonely Too" down below:
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