Don’t textual content whereas listening to Drake’s new album.
“Licensed Lover Boy,” which dropped Friday, Sept. 3, is chock-full of the subsequent unhappy, lovesick boy anthems.
Coming simply in time for cuffing season as fall creeps nearer, Drake’s latest drop is making followers really feel all the emotions.
And in case anybody was searching for an excuse to textual content their ex, “Licensed Lover Boy” is certainly it.
Followers rapidly took to TikTok to share snippets of the songs — and to warn their contact checklist that they may be sending some emotionally weak texts this weekend.
“My inside drizzy on the brink of drunk textual content each ex that’s not likely my ex this weekend,” posted one individual on-line.
“Cease utilizing Drake’s album as an excuse to textual content that mf,” added one other consumer, Hayley, searching for the women trapped in Drake’s lyrical genius.
“Licensed Lover Boy,” through OVO Sound/Republic Data, is the 34-year-old artist’s first full-length album since his 2018 launch “Scorpion” and his sixth general. Throughout his album-drop hiatus, he’s launched singles and has been featured on different tracks sporadically over the previous three years. However followers had been greater than prepared for an entire album that includes Drake’s brilliantly thought-through lyrics, getting ready for the inevitable sad-boy hours.
“Can’t anticipate Drake to inform me how I’ve been feeling,” tweeted a fan.
“Drake has blessed us on a Friday with album of the 12 months,” wrote one other on Twitter.
“Licensed Lover Boy” options 21 songs with a slew of spectacular cameos.
“I’ve been shedding buddies and discovering peace, truthfully that feels like a good commerce to me,” raps Drake on the tune “Honest Commerce,” which options Travis Scott.
“Love All” features a verse from Jay-Z, whereas Lil Wayne and Rick Ross crew up on “You Solely Dwell Twice.” In the meantime, “Manner 2 Horny” faucets the duo of Younger Thug and Future, whereas 21 Savage, Tems, Lil Child, Giveon, Ty Dolla $ign and Child Cudi are additionally included on the star-studded, prolonged observe checklist. And, based on Pitchfork and different sources, Nicki Minaj reportedly made an uncredited, potty-mouthed, spoken-word cameo within the minimize “Papi’s Dwelling.”
The Canadian rapper additionally provides nods to some acclaimed figures in his lyrics, paying homage to Milwaukee Bucks participant Giannis Antetokounmpo in “7am On Bridle Path,” in addition to name-dropping Ayesha Curry, spouse of NBA star Steph Curry, on “Race My Thoughts.”
However even Drake isn’t exempt from criticism, regardless of widespread love from his followers.
His album artwork, which options 12 pregnant ladies emojis of various pores and skin tones, elicited sturdy feelings from some critics who referred to as it “ugly” and “offensive.” (Even Lil Nas X trolled him about it to advertise his personal upcoming album, “Montero.”)
The critiques didn’t cease there — the tune “TSU” lists disgraced rapper and accused intercourse trafficker R. Kelly as a lyrical contributor, proper subsequent to Justin Timberlake. The morning of the album’s launch, he already confronted backlash on Twitter.
“The truth that we’re speaking about an R. Kelly pattern on Drake’s album in 2021 is all it is advisable to find out about how these artists nonetheless don’t care,” journalist Ernest Owens wrote on social media.
Regardless of the controversial hiccups surrounding the album, followers apparently are nonetheless enamored with the rapper’s lovesick songs about his newest romantic pursuits, inspiring listeners to overlook their ex, textual content somebody they shouldn’t — or simply wallow of their feelings.
Maintain on, they’re going dwelling to get of their emotions.