After a relatively disappointing year of music in 2020, fans are calling on music’s biggest star, Drake, to change the tide in 2021. Along with being the biggest artist, he also seems to be the most consistent considering he has dropped at least one body of work every year since 2015.
Drake album talk had been swirling all of 2020, but it really kicked up when he revealed that the name of his next album would be Certified Lover Boy, or CLB. Drake would consistently repost videos/pictures of people wearing his CLB merch, but unfortunately the album was nowhere to be found. In early August, Drake started posting different teaser clips which showed dim lit drone shots of people riding jet skis. At this time, CLB was predicted to come out during the summer, so fans were almost positive that the long awaited album was dropping. Fans ended up being wrong, as the videos were just hyping his song “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk (which was a good song nonetheless).
Drake seen wearing Certified Lover Boy Nike merchandise
On October 24th of 2020, Drake finally gave some news on the album. He posted a one minute teaser trailer for the album titled “Certified Lover Boy January 2021”.
Fast forward to today, it is January 15 and we still don't have Certified Lover Boy. Of course, we know it must be coming very soon as the 6 God himself did say that it was releasing in January. Assuming he is dropping the album on a Friday, he only has two weeks left to put out the long awaited album.
As a huge Drake fan myself, I am not really sure what to expect. With a name like Certified Lover Boy, I assume it will be a mix of upbeat radio hits, and some classic Drake R&B, but again I’m not really sure. Selfishly, I always want more of the rap stuff from Drake, similar to that of If You're Reading This It’s Too Late (Drake's best body of work in my opinion). But of course I’m not expecting that so I’m not going to get my hopes up. I believe if Drake can just go into it not caring what anybody thinks and really just making music that he wants to make (as the name sort of suggests), fans will really like it. The name “Certified Lover Boy” is something that a lot of people can relate to, so if he can play off that, it should be a good album.
Stay tuned for more news regarding Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.
Article by Zach Smith