By Nicholas Jennings on Monday, 16 May 2016
Category: Reviews

Music Review: Drake - Views

The Toronto rapper and singer has never been shy about his feelings his hometown or the women in his life. Both subjects dominate Drake’s eclectic fourth studio album, originally to be called Views from the Six in reference to his beloved Toronto. The cover shows him sitting atop the CN Tower. Then there’s “Weston Road Flows” and “9,” where he claims to have flipped Toronto on its head. While he’s unequivocal about his hometown, his relationships with women are less certain. On the island-flavored “Too Good,” his “he-said-she-said” collaboration with Rihanna, he complains, “You take my love for granted, I just don’t understand it.” On “Pop Style,” he worries that he simply “can’t trust nobody.” In other words, it’s his usual mix of bravado and self-doubt. But the album does boast several sweet jams besides the global smash “Hotline Bling,” including “Controlla” and “With You,” tunes that promise to keep Drake fans basking in beats all summer long.