The fourth track in a slew of accidentally-released predecessors, [Drizzy’s hand at a Jackson Browne voiceover (“These Days“) and a tropical, Popcaan masterpiece collab (“Controlla“) to name a few] this week’s two, pre-Views leaks are sponsored by OVO labelmate and fellow gloom’n’b-er PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Tell Me”), as well as a posthumous Pimp C donation (“Faithful”).
“Tell Me” is crafted for the 2 AM listening session that ends in spilled teardrops on the steering wheel and an absolutely Drakey kind of self-absorption. Running at 3:45, the synthed-out track drowns in 808s and duets PND echoes with soft crooning from the king himself. Cop it here.
“Faithful” intros with haunting bars from the late Pimp C, the essence of the song Drake’s soft appeal for commitment: (“‘Fore you say you need somebody, get all your affairs in order/ I won’t have affairs, I’m yours, girl…”). It’s unashamedly moody, an almost smirking, ‘get-me-while-you-can’ wield of Marvins Room-esque emotion that’s likely been the 29-year-old’s most potent weapon for the last eight years.
Listen to these tracks fast, for any precious Drake streaming links left are evaporating faster than whatever support Donald Trump ever had. Although Views From the 6 has not yet been given a due date, the EP is expected sometime this month. (Hold on tight.)