Review: Drake’s Scary Hours

By Claire Nunez


I am not a Drake fan– all of his music sounds the same to me, and that is exactly how I feel about his new EP, Scary Hours. The two songs released, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity” are essentially little diary pieces from Drake, which is cool and all, but all of his music just kind of sounds like “Hotline Bling” to me. I wish I could say that his new music is revolutionary (mostly because it breaks some streaming records on Spotify and Apple Music), but it is just not for me.
Scary Hours is very electronic and heavy, making me feel as though I’m walking around a dark, gray city. To be fair, I am, but I don’t like the sound of it. I also just can’t relate to Drake’s famous lifestyle. In “Diplomatic Immunity”, he raps about people taking advantage of his fame. I am not famous yet, so I am just like, “whatever.” It is also too slow for me. I like “God’s Plan” a bit better because it is more upbeat and bop-y. I can totally chill with that. He also has a line that goes, “I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry.” Now that is relatable content.
That being said, I am still underwhelmed with Drake. I don’t care how relatable his one line is, his new EP is nothing special or overtly revolutionary. I do appreciate that he just released music instead of waiting for a new album– I think more artists should do that.

Favorite Song: “God’s Plan”


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