After it was revealed only two days ago that Drake’s comeback single would premiere on the night of the Grammys, Drizzy has cut to the chase and premiered the single himself, produced by Mike Zombie – a new addition to his OVO clique, with the following open letter to his fans:
My good friends,
It has truly been too long. I assume you’re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
“You don’t have to ask me how I’m doing…just listen to the music” – K.Samir
Metaphorically speaking, it’s the type of song that after listening to it, you leave with less than you started with but will have you coming back again and again until you totally forget about it, which is inevitable as there was never anything really that notable in the first place. Then again, it’s Drake – and like almost everything he does, it works.
As is always the case with a new Drake song, expect the remixes to be coming in thick and fast but two of the first rappers to put their spin on it are Wiz Khalifa, who adds a new verse at the end keeping the rest of the song intact, and Soulja Boy who totally reworks the song into his own.
Drake ft. Wiz Khalifa – Started From The Bottom
Soulja Boy – Started From The Bottom
What do you think?