Young Money rapper Drake has released the first track from his upcoming It's Never Enough R&B mixtape set to drop later this year.
According to reports, the rapper's song draws inspiration from famed R&B group TLC.
Produced by Drizzy's partner in crime, Noah Shebib aka 40, "I Get Lonely Too" isn't exactly a new song, as it is his spin on legendary girl group TLC's song "Fanmail." Where TLC's "Fanmail" was a bouncy, futuristic love letter to their fans to tell them they're more alike than they think, Drake's "I Get Lonely Too" is a mellow, almost dark portrait of his longing for companionship. Drizzy isn't much of a vocalist, but what he lacks in vocal ability, he makes up for in emotion -- or maybe it's just expert studio vocal manipulation. Either way, it's an appetizing sample of Drizzy's mixtape, It's Never Enough, hitting the internet soon. (Neon Limelight)
Drake also posted a link to his new song via Twitter.
"Track 1 off of "It's Never Enough" onwww.octobersveryown.net tonight," he tweeted.
"Just like you...I get lonely too." (Drake's Twitter)
Last month, Drake talked about a possible release date for his R&B project.
"I'm hoping for Christmastime," Drake said about the upcoming release. "I'd really love to get it out for Christmastime. Next month, I'll be on tour. I'm gonna really get to put the finishing touches on it in November and December. Because it's a mixtape, I don't have to wait for the production of it...I'm really excited about It's Never Enough. I might pick a beautiful woman and shoot a video. I have some ideas...It's all new music. So all those are references. I had some references that were for Jamie Foxx, some that were for Rita Ora from Roc Nation. All the R&B stuff that recently leaked, that's not for the tape. ['I Get Lonely Too'] is actually the first song on the mixtape." (MTV)
In a recent interview, Drake said his rhyming skills outshined his R&B talent.
"I could never really take singing on the road the way I can take rapping on the road. I can't get on stage and blow people away with my range and vocals. I'm a studio singer because I can convey emotion and I have unique melodies, so that's kind of what I pride myself on, but that's where it stops. I make music more for people to listen to rather than to hold me as an R&B artist. Not to wish that I couldn't sing better. If I could sing like Trey [Songz] then yeah, I'd definitely just want to be a singer. If I could do anything, trust me, I wish I could just sit at the piano and sing." (VIBE)