Drake recently announced through his Beats 1 Radio show that his highly anticipated new record Views From The 6 will be released this April. In order to keep the momentum going after his insanely successful “Hotline Bling“, Drake gave us a sample of the new record when he released “Summer Sixteen” a few days ago. In the track, Drake references everyone from Kanye to Jimi Hendrix. And would it really be a Drake song without the cliché “started from the bottom vibe?” In “Summer Sixteen,” he references his roots in Toronto and how they compare to the luxury he’s now familiar with in Los Angeles. Oh, and in case you were wondering, his pool is bigger than Ye’s.
Drake’s not messing around with this track. With clever lyrics like “All your exes know I like my O’s with a V in the middle” and “I used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella then I turned into Jay”, it’s clear that he’s not standing tall. He’s holding his ground, and he’s just straight up good at what he does. Instrumentally, the track is lacking originality but at this point, who cares? It’s a solid new Drake track, and I’m pumped.
Take a listen: Drake’s “Summer Sixteen”
(Album Art by Filip Pagowski)