Drake’s highly anticipated album “Views” has finally hit the web. Or Apple Music to be exact. “Views” appeared first on Apple Music where fans can stream the album for free and/or buy it.
Apple is sure to get a huge increase in new subscribers this week thanks to Drake. The hype around this album has been high for a while now and it helps that Drake finds himself on the news often. Whether it is for his dance move or for showing up at a basketball game, Drake knows how to get the ball rolling.
With a total of 20 songs, Drake covers a bunch of sounds on his latest album. With songs like “One Dance” and “Controlla,” it is hard not to see the global influence on this album. There were less rap songs then most people would have anticipated. “Summer Sixteen,” a rap style track released as a single for “Views” earlier this year didn’t make the cut. It wouldn’t have fit with the theme and the sound of the album.” Hotline Bling”, the breakout dance song that led to a lot of Drake memes, made the cut as the last single.
Features included names such as Rihanna, favorite collaborator Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Wizkid and Kyla. Drake being in his prime means he can get almost any artist to collaborate with him yet he chooses scarcely who to make songs with. There were few big name artists because Drake’s name carries a lot of power by itself. No longer does Drake need to do a song with Lil Wayne so people would tune in for the Louisiana rapper. Now, Drake is the one that will get other artists national attention.
Fans had to wait for “Views” for a long time. Drake did release two albums between this one and his 2013 album “Nothing Was the Same” so fans had more than enough to satisfy them in the meantime.
The album gets three and a half stars out of five. It has a few great songs and a lot of decent songs and is a great listen throughout for the most part. However, there are a few songs too many that shouldn’t have made the album. A reason they did make the album is because maybe Drake wanted to aim for a global audience. Besides those songs, this album has a high replay value.