The morning before Drake makes headlines for headlining his OVO Festival tonight in Toronto, he’s making headlines across the music blogs by dropping his new single, appropriately titled “Headlines.”
The Boi-1da-produced track is said to be the official first single from Drizzy’s long-awaited sophomore album, Take Care, but the quiet release to his blog with the option to download the track for free screams this is yet another buzz single. But who knows. Drizzy could be feeling generous with the free downloads before he puts it on iTunes.
Anyone hoping for a boisterous blast back for Drizzy will likely be disappointed by “Headlines.” Like “Over,” the lead single from Drake’s Thank Me Later, “Headlines” carries a quiet confidence and makes its mark mostly with its introspective lyrics rather than a ringtone-worthy beat and catchy hook. And that’s more than likely exactly what Drake wanted to accomplish since, as he told Rolling Stone, he “hate singles.” “With this album, I want to tell a whole story,” he said. “I don’t want people to just hear a piece and judge the album on that.”
Does “Headlines” make you want to listen to the rest of Take Care’s story? Check out the track below to decide: