Listen: Drake ‘The Ride,’ Album Closer From ‘Take Care’
Drake’s leak week keeps on giving.
Early Monday morning the internet woke up to Drake’s hotly-anticipated forthcoming album “Take Care,” leaked in full ahead of its November 15 release date. That is, in full except for the album closer “Ride,” featuring the crooning of Drake’s fellow Canuck Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd.
Never one to hold out on new tracks for the internet, Drake seems to be employing the maxim that when you start leaking to the internet, you’re best off just rolling with the momentum. Late last night the final track “Ride” was uploaded for streaming by the Drake/ Weeknd camp.
So far “Take Care” as has been somewhat polarizing, receiving both passionate acclaim and some criticism for its heart-on-the-sleeve emotionalism. “Ride” is a more subdued, hypnotic track with Jamie xx’s production shining and the signature dark moodiness of The Weeknd. And it’s got some great lines to boot: “Shit, I know a secret/ They say more money more problems my nigga don’t believe it/ I mean sure there’s some bills and taxes I’m still evading/ But I blew six million on myself and I feel amazing.”
Take a listen below.