2016 was the biggest year of Drake’s career and yet he is showing no signs of slowing up. He’s follow-up album to VIEWS will be a “playlist” titled More Life, and is slated to drop at the top of 2017. Fans have already got of taste of what to expect from individual tracks like “Fake Love” and “Sneakin’” featuring 21 Savage.
Nineteen85, founder of DVSN and producer behind some of Drake’s biggest hits of the last 12 months, including “One Dance” and “Too Good” with Rihanna, has spoken to Billboard about what fans can expect from Drizzy’s next project:
“More Life is interesting because this is [Drake] right on the peak of his biggest project yet [with VIEWS], doing his biggest tour and still having so many good ideas that he just wants to put it out without making it a big ordeal.”
The “Hotline Bling” producer also made it clear Drizzy isn’t expecting ‘More Life’ to be a huge smash like ‘VIEWS.’
“That’s why he’s trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out … He’s so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world.”
Nineteen85 also spoke on some of the bigger tracks that he’s produced for Drake, complimenting the connection that the two share: “There’s a thing he knows how to do on my beats that connects with the audience so well.”
He reserved special praise for “One Dance,” saying: “There’s a void when it comes to that type of feel-good record nowadays the songs that the Michael Jacksons of the world used to make. Drake always knows how to make people feel.”
Read the whole interview here.