Drake (@drakkarnoir)"Picking Up The Energy" For Sophomore Album "Take Care"

by Steven J. Horowitz

@drakkardnoir (drake) explains that the sound will be more upbeat and incorporate new sounds on his new album.

Currently working on the follow-up to last year’s Thank Me Later, Drake recently chopped it up with Headkrack about what listeners can expect on Take Care. During the interview, the former Degrassi star explained that he wants to get back into acting after dropping the new LP in October, and that fans will be hearing a new side of him on the album.

“I think I finally have a grasp on who I am and who I want to be. I’m just really talking that shit, that shit I’m really saying what I feel,” he said. “The goal for me, this album, was to dig even deeper. Like somebody told me, ‘I love your lyrics, but it’s almost like I know there’s more. I feel like you’re giving circus raps and people are taking them as the deepest thoughts ever.’ So what I did for this album was to capture this moment in time at the most honest place I can. However it ends up, I’m ready for the world right now.”

He likened the sound of the new album to his tracks “Fear” and “9 A.M. in Dallas,” explaining that it has more oomph than Thank Me Later.

“Sonically, 40 and I started using new sounds and picking up the tempo, picking up the energy. Last album, it was sort of still the struggle with fame, still figuring it all out. And this album, man, I’m here with all my friends from Toronto. We’re living the life. I’m 24 years old and everybody’s happy. I don’t have anybody forcing anything on me, no label or nothing like that. Wayne lets me do whatever I want to do and I got really the people I grew up with here. That’s really what this album is about. It’s about really making this happen. I want people to understand this life, but not from the superficial perspective of ‘Oh it’s so good and we’re all so rich.’ It’s not all that - it’s partly that - but there’s a message behind it.”