Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home (ft. Majid Jordan)
I would have never anticipated posting a song by Drake on here. Nothing against the guy, but it's extremely rare that a track by a North American hip-hop artist gets me even marginally excited. Of course, this isn't really hip-hop. In fact, if I were to listen to it without any information, I'd think it had been performed by some 80's-worshipping indie band. From start to finish, it's chilled out, wonderfully melodic 80's soul. I love the little blips and flourishes in the production, brightening up what is otherwise a pretty spare arrangement. I doubt that Drake is moving full tilt into this genre, but I'd really like to hear more from him like this. It's certainly a nice surprise.
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