Next month Drake will release his highly anticipated album, Views from the 6. But today (March 29), fans were treated to two Drizzy songs that leaked online: “Controlla and “Things I Forgot to Do” (aka “These Days.”)
The first track “Controlla” features Drake’s friend and dancehall star Popcaan. It’s the perfect sequel to Rihanna’s “Work,” on which he appears.
Over a bouncy groove, Drake serenades his ladylove who has captured his heart.
“My eye just changed / You just buzzed the front gate / I thank God you came / How many more days could I wait? / I made plans with you / And I won’t let em fall through,” he rap-sings as he references Jodeci’s 1993 ballad “Cry for You” on the chorus.
Meanwhile, “Things I Forgot To Do” is piano ballad featuring upstart singer Babeo Baggins. The song is an interpolation of Nico’s tune “These Days.”
“I’ve met some women / I wish I had resisted these days / These days / These days I seem to think about how I have failed to change all of my ways,” he croons, adding, “Yeah, I had a lover / Don’t think I’d risk another these days / These days / And if I seem to be afraid / Just listen to the life I’ve made in songs.”
There’s no word if any of these songs will appear on Drake’s Views from the 6 album. But for now, these are excellent teaser singles as we prepare for Drizzy season to begin in April.
Hurry up and listen to these songs below before they get pulled from the Internet.