Why Drake’s New Playlist Gives Me Less Life

Okay, I’ve been a fan of Drizzy since Comeback Season, and I thoroughly enjoyed Views, but something about More Life isn’t sitting right with me. Now, I am by no means calling myself a professional music critic, and I’m sure I’ll offend a few people while writing this (I feel like I’m the only person who didn’t enjoy it), but I was genuinely let down by this playlist, and I’m here to tell you why.

The Hype

There was so much hype around this project that I had my expectations set really high. I guess I expected more of a cohesive album, rather than a playlist. With the amount of times that this release date was pushed back, I expected more (life) (haha).

The 6

I know Toronto is Drake’s thing, but I’m a little over all the Toronto references. The majority of Views included Toronto references, and I expected way less 6ix references on this playlist. But then again, is Drake really Drake if he doesn’t mention Toronto at least once in a song?

Toronto Slang

I used to use words like “blem” and “wasteman” as a joke back in high school. I think I just found it really hard to take these songs seriously with all this slang being thrown around. 

The Accent

Are we all just going to ignore the fact that Drake has developed 22 new and different accents? When I first listened to the playlist, I genuinely wanted to enjoy it, but I couldn’t get past all of the accents.

The Lyrics

I had someone tell me that Drake is a “lyrical master” on More Life, so naturally I looked up the lyrics. I don’t think the lyrics are entirely awful, but I also don’t know if I would call lines like “me and Gibbo was about that, eatin’ Applebee’s and Outback” a lyrical masterpiece.

 

I am in no way discrediting Drake as an artist, and I know many people really enjoy this project. I still can’t really put my finger on why, but the playlist let me down. Here’s to hoping Drizzy keeps making bangers, and can impress me next time.