Before he put out his new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Drake chopped it up with MTV backstage at the fourth annual OVO Fest in Toronto. During the conversation, Drake shares some insight behind the single.
It’s me and 40 just channeling our Quincy Jones/Michael Jackson production duo. Obviously no offense to the greats, I know we’re not anywhere near that — it’s just us kinda doing our thing, humbly attempting.
It’s not a rap record. It’s not ‘Versace,’ it’s not ‘Started From the Bottom.’ In approaching this album I was like man, it would be great if we had a record that was played at weddings in 10 years or that people that are away from their families in the army could listen to. Something that just [has] timeless writing, timeless melody. So I did it with the group that we signed to OVO called Majid Jordan.
No, not Magic Jordan…
[The group is] not Magic Jordan. It’s Majid Jordan, even though Magic Jordan is a really cool name. Majid is singing on the record with me and Jordan is his production partner. It’s a great record. I’m nervous and excited and all these things about it.
I’ve never really put out a record like this before, so we’ll see how it goes.
After hearing the song, and Drake’s thoughts, what is your overall opinion on the new single? Nothing Was the Same, September 17th.