Drake Wants ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ to Be Played at Weddings

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Drake’s new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” has already cracked the top 10 on iTunes, but he hopes it will transcend the charts and become “timeless.”

Fresh off the stage at his 4th Annual OVO Fest in Toronto, the Canadian rapper talked up the Noah “40″ Shebib-produced record.

“It’s just me and 40 channeling our Quincy Jones/Michael Jackson production duo,” he told MTV News. “Obviously no offense to the greats, I know we’re not anywhere near that—it’s just us kinda doing our thing, humbly attempting.”

The R&B song is quite a departure from his hip-hop anthems “Started From the Bottom” and “5AM in Toronto.” “It’s not a rap record,” he explained. “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.”

The track features vocals from Majid Jordan, a new group signed to his OVO label. “Majid is singing on the record with me and Jordan is his production partner. It’s a great record,” he added.

Despite his past success, he was still uncertain how it would be received. “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.”

“Hold On, We’re Going Home” will appear on Drake’s upcoming third album Nothing Was the Same, due September 17.



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12 Comments

  1. 2bad2bme

    it’s a cute track but he pushing mountains with that statement

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    JHP Reply:

    @2bad2bme, Believe that if you want

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @JHP, ok so u just confirmed it will be played at your wedding… i stand corrected

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  2. Zave

    I can’t lie the song is HOT! I can see this happening. The generation we live in now is not going to be playing The Commodores or Whitney at their weddings so it is VERY realistic.

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  3. ,.

    i agree the track sounds appropriate for weddings,the message and all.

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  4. Deejay

    This song is so good. He definitely hit the nail on the head with the “timeless” descriptive. Too many artists make trendy music that only lasts for the moment.

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  5. noel

    Classic!

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  6. King

    Classic hit from drizzy! Love the fact he explores wid his music so as fans we never really know what to expect from him! F*n Awesome

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    Deejay Reply:

    @King, agreed

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  7. Entertainment News Drake Hopes “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Will Be “Timeless” | Hip Hop Hottest

    [...] “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.” Source: rap-up.com [...]

  8. Haf

    I’m actually surprised at this track, and enjoyed it. It’s got that 90′s feel.

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  9. OVOAndre

    I luv errtin about dis song. Its a perfect record comin at d perfect time wen real music seems 2b fadin away. Sure not a match wen talkin bou QJ/Mj which he said himself. But i jst wish he does one more track lyk dis 4d upcomin album. U bet its sure gona b played at my weddin!! #timeless

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