Drake Officially Releases 'VIEWS' On iTunes & It's Good To Have You Back, Drizzy
We've waited what feels like years, but the wait is over. After teasing the album for nearly two years, Drake has finally released VIEWS on iTunes, and trust me when I say that it was worth every second of the wait. (It's also worth noting that the wait was slightly abbreviated, anyway, thank the 6 God: Though VIEWS' release date was meant to be April 29, at around 11:17 p.m. ET, Drake himself tweeted out a link to the album's iTunes page, effectively announcing that the album, which he'd officially announced in 2014, had finally arrived.)
Featuring a total of 20 songs — which is exactly what was promised by the tracklist Drake posted to Twitter on April 27 — the album includes already-released hits like "Hotline Bling," "Pop Style," and "One Dance," as well as new, sure-to-be hits "Keep the Family Close," "Controlla," and "Too Good." Also, if you were wondering whether or not Drake is still as lyrically gifted as he's always been, the answer is a resounding yes: In the first track off the album, "Keep the Family Close," Drake drops what might be my favorite line of anything in 2016 so far: "Like when Chrysler made that one car that looked just like the Bentley/ I always saw you for what you could have been." Like, get ready to have a million Instagram caption ideas based off these lyrics, that's all I'm saying.
Honestly, after all this time (it's easy to forget that it's been over a year since Drake released his last mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late !), I'm overwhelmed with joy at the idea of having Drake back in the game. Drizzy, I think I speak for all of us when I say: Welcome back. We all missed you.