Drake says his new album 'Nothing Was The Same' is more upbeat following the dark, ballad-led 'Take Care'.
Drake tried to make his new album more upbeat.
The 'Hold On We're Going Home' rapper admits his last album, 2011's 'Take Care', was more dark and ballad-led so he was determined to produce more club-friendly beats for his third studio record, 'Nothing Was The Same'.
He told E! News: ''It's emotional, but I think I also found a balance in the production--as far as not to make it so down.
''I feel like 'Take Care' had real ballads, real down moments, and I feel like on this album, I try to push everything together to make it strong. It's great. It's one of my favorite pieces. It's concise. I'm really proud of the writing on there. And [producer] 40 [Noah Shebib] outworked me on the production, he's amazing. It's good, I'm excited.''
It appears the 26-year-old rapper's latest works are a big hit with his fellow musicians as 'Roar' hitmaker Katy Perry recently lauded his new single with high praise.
She said: ''Who doesn't love Drake? Drake is so sensitive but yet still so cool. It's a very hard balance to find sometimes - emotional guys that are sensitive but strong, and Drake is definitely that kind of guy.
''And he really hit home on this next one called 'Hold On'. I think it's beautiful. It sounds a little bit like kind of old vibey Lionel Richie [or] The Weeknd. It's sexy as hell. I listen to it with my boyfriend, so I would suggest listening to it with whoever you wanna make out with.''