August 6, 2013

Song Review: Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" (feat. Majid Jordan)



Last week, Drake dropped a new song in the 2 Chainz / Big Sean-featuring playboy club roundtable “All Me” with no background info behind it, but it’s probably safe to say that anything new stamped with Drizzy’s name and the OVO brand these days is fair game to show up on his hotly anticipated third album Nothing Was the Same, due out September 17th on Young Money / Cash Money / Universal Republic Records. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is the latest and perhaps first unconfirmed single from the LP (as it debuted on proper radio this morning on the heels of his batshit star-studded OVO Fest,) and unlike previous potential album cuts like “Started From the Bottom" and “5AM In Toronto” that saw the Toronto hip-hopper driving hard inside the paint with a tougher spitting game, this is Drizzy striking that perfect balance of sultry and sad romantic pop whispers he’s done so well in the past with FM-ready hits "Find Your Love" and "Marvin’s Room." A soft neon glow of ‘80s R&B-style production, equally effervescent vocals provided by Toronto crooner Majid Jordan and an almost-gospel climax during the track’s bridge give lines like "I want your high love and emotion endlessly" in this monogamy-reflective traveler just the right amount of healthy relationship substance to have you believing that Drake is ready to settle down again -- At least for this song.

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