Drake Goes Phil Collins on Synth-Poppy 'Hold on We're Going Home'

Drizzy looks back to '80s on second 'Nothing Was the Same' single

Jordan Sargent WRITTEN BY
Jordan Sargent

Drake often blurs the line that separates rap and R&B, but his new single "Hold on We're Going Home" is something else entirely: a plunge into foggy synth-pop. The track was premiered on Toronto radio this morning (via Hip Hop N More), and it finds Drizzy in full croon, pushing past the boundary established by previous hits "Find Your Love" or "Marvin's Room" (or even Alicia Keys' "Un-Thinkable," which Drake wrote and provided uncredited vocals for). Featuring the previously unknown duo Majid Jordan, the song cuts sharply against the aggressive myth-making of "Started From the Bottom," leaving recent tracks "The Motion" and "All Me" to bridge the gap.

2013 has been dominated by backward-looking pop (see: "Blurred Lines" and "Get Lucky") and if "Hold on We're Going Home" hits the pop charts it will fall right in line, even if it pushes the retro-timeline into the 1980s. His third album Nothing Was the Same is out September 17 via Young Money/Cash Money. 

Update: If you're wondering about the identity of featured artist Majid Jordan, we found out.

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