Let’s be honest; in Young Money time, if a project is scheduled for release in December, it’s not going to be released until March. With that being said, after months of delays, Drake has finally released his long-awaited project More Life.
Drake has often referred to More Life as a playlist, as opposed to an album, as it contains 22 tracks.
More Life is probably the closest thing to an R&B project we’ll ever get from the Canadian crooner, as the tracks are largely influenced by an island/dancehall sound.
The standout track is “Passionfruit,” on which Drake sings over a minimalistic, 80s style instrumental. While it may not be Drake’s next “Hotline Bling,” it shows his versatility as an artist, and is reminiscent of the So Far Gone sound that Drake fans know and love.
In an era where most mainstream pop music is forgettable and disposable , an artist needs something that sets them apart. For Zara Larsson, it’s the fact that she’s unapologetically herself on every single track. On her international debut, So Good, she delivers 14 catchy pop songs, all of which have potential for mainstream radio success.
The album’s opening track “What They Say,” sets the overall theme of the record; having fun and enjoying life, no matter what critics say, and no matter what heartbreaks may take place.
With Machine Gun Kelly’s third studio album on the way, the rapper appears to be shedding his gritty, “Wild Boy” image as a means of creating a more pop-friendly one. His last single, the Camila Cabello-assisted “Bad Things,” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since made him a household name.
On his new single, “At My Best,” which features actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld, MGK shows a more vulnerable and honest side of himself, while Steinfeld’s chorus puts a spin on a classic Marilyn Monroe quote.
While MGK’s rhymes comes up short, (he rhymes “mistakes” with “great” in the second verse) Steinfeld’s chorus showcase her vocal talent, making the song catchy and powerful.