Drake has debuted a new track titled “Girls Love Beyonce.”
Joined by the Cocaine 80’s and Justin Timberlake’ s production team member (The Y’s) James Fauntleroy on the hook, the Toronto rapper uses the Destiny’s Child chorus “Say My Name” as the track’s centerpiece but instead sings “Day my name.”
In many ways, Drake’s new single echoes the feel of the Grammy award winning album Take Care. Previously, he said his next album would be a very different style to that 2011 effort, so it will be interesting to hear what comes next.
Produced by Drake’s longtime producer Noah ‘0’ Shebib, “Girls Love Beyonce” finds the rapper in reflective mood. Covering three main themes — his struggle to find a girlfriend and musings on materialism and sexism —it’s rap to think to rather than move to.
At one point in the song Drake wonders if he’ll can find someone “who will help me think of someone besides myself” and “someone I leave the front door with cause we don’t want to hide no more.”
With this new release, the rapper follows recent musical outings “Started From The Bottom” and “5AM In Toronto,” and his just debuted guest appearance on DJ Khaled’s “No New Friends” along with Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
Even though the song isn’t an ode to Beyonce, who just opened her Mrs. Carter Show world tour last night in Serbia, it’s an interesting angle for a song. There is no word yet on how Jay-Z or Beyonce feel about Drake’s new shout-out. Will it be slightly awkward when Drake next meets the power couple?
It seems Drake has been fond of “Say My Name” for a while. He even sang it at the OVO Festival in 2011. You can watch it below.
Let us know what do you think of “Girls Love Beyonce”: hit in the making or not so much?