If you were on Spotify this weekend, odds are you saw photos of Drake everywhere promoting his newest album Scorpion.
The 25 track work is Drake’s fifth studio album and features the likes of Jay-Z, Ty Dolla $ign, and Michael Jackson. You read that right. Michael Jackson. The chorus of “Don’t Matter To Me” features vocals recorded by Michael Jackson in 1983. The album soared to top global charts this weekend, a spot that songs “God’s Plan” and “I’m Upset” had occupied for weeks at a time earlier this year.
Scorpion features Drake’s classic R&B hip-hop sound and tracks like “Sandra’s Rose” feature rhythms that reveal Jay-Z’s influence. Look no further than “Peak” to hear Drake’s velvety vocals. Many songs on the album feature stripped back beats and quiet melodies that are trademark to the R&B sound.
This new album is a saga of Drake wavering between topical tracks and more introspective themes, leaving us all to wonder what’s to come from Drake in the future.
You can listen the album below: