Last night, Drake’s forthcoming album Take Care sprung a leak nine days prior to its November 15 release date…but no worries, Drake gave the leak his blessings. He to his followers, “Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.”
Among its 17 tracks now available for download, the album’s title track, featuring , was the most anticipated. Drake and Rih may have had great chemistry on “What’s My Name,” but their newest collaboration, “Take Care”, shows both artists getting to their vulnerable sides. The track samples British producer Jamie xx’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care Of You.”
During the chorus, Rihanna seductively sings the late Scott-Heron’s lyrics, “I know you’ve been hurt by someone else. I can tell by the way you carry yourself. But if you let me, here’s what I’ll do. I’ll take care of you,” while Drake spends his time on the song, begging a female to let her guards down and try loving him after she’s been through a bad relationship.
“Pushing me away so I give her space
Dealin’ with a heart that I didn’t break
I’ll be there for you, I will care for you
I keep thinking you just don’t know
Try to run from that, say you’re done with that
On your face girl, it just don’t show
When you’re ready, just say you’re ready
When all the baggage just ain’t as heavy
And the parties over, just don’t forget me
We’ll change the pace and just go slow”
Take a listen below:
Drake reps for his hometown of Toronto on The Weeknd-assisted “Crew Love,” the fourth track off his sophomore album Take Care. He first heard the beat while on set of Nicki Minaj’s “Moment 4 Life” video in Los Angeles.
“I automatically thought of the city that I miss so much,” he said on Toronto’s Flow 93.5. “This record is just more about the OVOXO movement and just being proud to be from Toronto. When you go outside the city, just be proud.”