A new era of Drake is upon us. While Drake has shied away from releasing any big singles ahead of his album (unless you count “Summer Sixteen”), the April release of Views From The Six is quickly approaching. We get early versions of two songs which may or may not be on the album, including “These Days.”
The first new track, is a definite departure for Drake, at least from his recent stylings. Drizzy only sings on the the track, and on top of that it isn’t really a bedroom jam like so many of his songs on Take Care. String instruments and simple piano chords fill the space behind Drake’s falsetto.
It really shares more of its sound with acts on Sub Pop records than anyone on Cash Money, which makes sense because it's a cover of a 1967 song by singer Nico, also titled "These Days," which you can listen to down bottom.
Listen to the other new joint from the OVO king, “Controlla” feat. Popcaan.
I’ve stopped the dreaming
I don’t do too much scheming these days
I sit inside a chauffeur car with the windows down
and count the stars, these days