Drake wants us to live up to our potential and never rest — or at least that’s what he says in his new song, “Too Much.” Check out his new track.
Toronto rapper Drake took to the airwaves on Friday to debut the new song “Too Much” from his upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same.
Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Drake teased the song by telling Jimmy and the audience that he was going to play a song that “nobody’s heard.”
Before Drake started his performance, he stated, “Before I do this song, I just want to say to my friends and family, ‘I want the best for everybody, and I love you all.'”
The song starts out with a smooth vocal from London-based singer-songwriter Sampha before Drake begins rapping about the pitfalls of being a star.
“Most people in my position get complacent,
Come places with star girls, end up on them front pages.”
In the second verse, Drake turns his attention to his hopes for his family.
“My uncle used to have all these things on his bucket list,
And now he’s actin’ like ‘Oh well, this is life, I guess.’ Nah, f*** that s***.
Listen man, you can still do what you wanna do, you gotta trust that s***.”
It’s a nice change of pace for a rap song to be inspirational. It’s as if Drake knows there’s more to life than money and fame.
“I’m quiet, but I just ride with it.
Moment I stop havin’ fun with it, I’ll be done with it.”
Here’s hoping that you’ll keep having fun for a long time, Drake.
Drake’s upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same, is due out Sept. 24.
Drake’s “Would You Like a Tour?” with Miguel starts in October. Check out the new song, “Too Much,” and tour dates below.
Drake’s “Would You Like a Tour?” dates:
Oct. 5: Minneapolis, MN — Target Center
Oct. 6: Kansas City, MO —Sprint Center
Oct. 8: Saint Louis, MO —Scottrade Center
Oct. 9: Chicago, IL — United Center
Oct. 11: Indianapolis, IN — Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Oct. 12: Auburn Hills, MI — The Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 13: Cleveland, OH — Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 15: Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center
Oct. 16: Buffalo, NY — First Niagara Center
Oct. 18: Pittsburgh, PA — CONSOL Energy Center
Oct. 19: Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 21: Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
Oct. 22: Ottawa, ON — Scotiabank Place
Oct. 24: Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre
Oct. 26: Hartford, CT — XL Center
Oct. 27: Newark, NJ — Prudential Center
Oct. 28: Brooklyn, NY — Barclays Center
Oct. 30: Boston, MA — TD Garden
Oct. 31: Washington, DC — Verizon Center
Nov. 2: Charlotte, NC — Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov. 3: Raleigh, NC — PNC Arena
Nov. 5: Miami, FL — American Airlines Arena
Nov. 6: Tampa, FL — Tampa Bay Times Forum
Nov. 7: Atlanta, GA — Philips Arena
Nov. 9: New Orleans, LA — New Orleans Arena
Nov. 10: Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
Nov. 12: San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
Nov. 13: Houston, TX — Toyota Center
Nov. 16: Phoenix, AZ — US Airways Center
Nov. 18: Sacramento, CA — Sleep Train Arena
Nov. 19: Oakland, CA — Oracle Arena
Nov. 21: Anaheim, CA — Honda Center
Nov. 22: Las Vegas, NV — MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nov. 24: San Diego, CA — Viejas Arena
Nov. 25: Los Angeles, CA — STAPLES Center