On paper, that mix sounds like a hot mess, but the resulting 22 tracks are a surprise-filled playlist to help us reluctantly wave goodbye to summer. More Life has the pop moments that worked on Views and the rap aggression of If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late, with the brilliant bars and songwriting of Hold On We’re Coming Home. Young Thug and Kanye West steal the show in their verses on Sacrifices and Glow respectively, and Drizzy’s take on grime traditions in No Long Talk and KMT are going to polarise a lot of people. Personally, I think it’s refreshing. If Drake’s purpose for this project was to prove he can do it all, he has succeeded. If his purpose was to sell another couple of million records, he will succeed there too.
More Life is available March 31 via Universal.