Young Money’s Drake has delved into the new release of his “Hold On, We’re Going Home” anthem and why the latest Nothing Was The Same track is not your average rap song.
According to Drizzy, his intent is to have the newly released single go beyond hip-hop’s boundaries.
“It’s me and 40 just channeling our Quincy Jones/Michael Jackson production duo,” Drake told MTV News. “Obviously no offense to the greats, I know we’re not anywhere near that — it’s just us kinda doing our thing, humbly attempting. … It’s not a rap record. It’s not ‘Versace,’ it’s not ‘Started From the Bottom.’ In approaching this album I was like man, it would be great if we had a record that was played at weddings in 10 years or that people that are away from their families in the army could listen to. Something that just [has] timeless writing, timeless melody. So I did it with the group that we signed to OVO called Majid Jordan.” (MTV)
The new track unexpectedly premiered online this week.
Fresh off his 4th Annual OVO Fest, Drake debuts his new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” via Chicago radio station WGCI. Following his hip-hop anthems “Started From the Bottom” and “All Me,” October’s Very Own returns to singing on the tender cut, which is set to appear on his third album Nothing Was the Same, due September 17. “Just hold on, we’re going home/ It’s hard to do these things alone,” he sings over the melodic beat, which features vocals from Canadian crooner Majid. (Rap-Up)
Fellow singer Jhene Aiko recently revealed some details about working on Drake’s upcoming LP.
“I am not going to say too much. Recording the song and working with him, period, was a momentous occasion. Because I think he is amazing, like a magical being for me, like a unicorn or something. He is somebody I like to listen to to get inspired and helps me write from an honest place. Recording that song was more of a personal experience because we sat with [Drake producer Noah] 40 [Shebib] and I got to help pick the beat, take it home and record to it. That was more of a collaboration than other tracks I’ve done.” (FUSE TV)
Last month, Young Money producer Detail provided some information on his in-studio session with Drizzy during the album’s production process.
“I just came back from Canada working with Drake. I went out there to get the Canada lifestyle and it was great. He took me to a concert. [We] smoked some hookah. [It was a session] for Nothing Was The Same. That album is phenomenal. The way he works is confirmation that I know what I am doing personally. That’s why he called. That tells me I know what I am doing when I go out there and I just see the body of work and hear it. I see where he sees me fitting in, which is dope because he is kind of doing what I do. He seems to feel as versatile as I am, and I am filling those blanks.” (XXL Mag)
Check out “Hold On, We’re Going Home”: