I'm kind of surprised Drake chose a song like "Over" as the first single from his new album Thank Me Later I think the track is decent but it's not what I would expect a fairly new artist to lead a record with since it's not very radio friendly or uptempo.

I wasn't even feeling "Over" at first but I gave it a few more listens, paid closer attention to the lyrics and now I'm starting to come around.  I appreciate a song that grows on you more than a song that sounds hot at first but you quickly get sick of it which is most of the garbage you hear these days.  I think this is a track that could have some longevity because it's something you will want to listen to over and over again.  It might be a slow burner up the charts but it might also stick around for awhile. 

I guess Drake feels confident with his selection because he already has a huge fan base and they are just feenin' for some new material from him.  At this point, it doesn't even matter what he releases as the first single because it's going to sell regardless.

It's actually kind of cool that he can release whatever he feels is the best song as the first single and not have to be a slave to  radio or record sales. I can definitely appreciate that.  It used to be like that back in the day and it's what Hip Hop needs to get back to in the future.  Unfortunately, I'm afraid that will never happen since it's all about the singles these days with iTunes and other online music stores. 

Drake's Thank Me Later is currently set to drop March 30th, 2010.


blog comments powered by Disqus