Drake - 'Find Your Love'
I tell you what, when Drake realises someone left the drum-machine from a Casio home organ on while he was recording this, he is going to be FED. UP.
I mean it's not a bad rhythm, I spose. Probably called something like 'Bossa-2' or 'Samba-nova', but it's just constant and unvarying, and poor Drake is singing his heart out, oblivious to the "ticky-ticky-tick-tick, ticky-ticky-tick-tick" in the background.
It sounds like some enterprising soul has at least had a GO at taking it out here and there, but I'm guessing it must've got stuck on his vocal track or something. I mean it's really persistent. Like a stubborn stain or something. Poor fella.
(Here's the video. OH. PLEASE.)
And he really is making the effort here. Forget all of that braggy, snoot-cocking, I'm-so-famous-I-can't-even-believe-it nonsense from his last song. This one is for the laydeez, and for once he's singing like he really means it. It's a sweet, vulnerable ballad, without an ounce of cockiness to it. His rapper mates are going to tease him ROTTEN about this.
Of course, he's also singing a lot like Craig 'Craig David' David, and I can't just wish that away, try as I might. Not that I've anything against Mr 'David' David, it's just strange that Drake should be taking over the world with this sort of a thing, when Craig 'Craig' sometimes struggles to get the same kind of attention.
That aside, it's also nice to hear a contemporary American R&B hit which is based on more than one or two chords. This actually goes somewhere musically, dramatically announcing each new change with a piano flourish against a backdrop of some moody strings.
If only they had remembered to switch those drums off before they started...
Drowned In Sound's Wendy Roby says: "I think I shall just let 'Find Your Love' and its absurdly over-acted video wash over me. It is brills."
Altsounds says: "I seriously hated everything. EVERYTHING."
The Triple Threat says: "I realized I hated the song, because I didn't understand it."