Drake Enlists The Weeknd for ‘Take Care’ Album
Rapper-crooner Drake is not the only Canadian artist serenading the ladies with sweet soul ballads. Fellow Canuck singer The Weeknd has been making waves in the music scene every since Drizzy co-signed him as the next big thing five months ago on Twitter.
Now the Toronto native has added The Weeknd to the list of all-star contributors for his upcoming second disc, 'Take Care.' "We really collaborated a lot on this album," Drake revealed to Billboard. "He's one of the greatest artists I've ever heard. To hear someone with an incredible body of work is very rare. I'm proud of him [and] he works real hard."
The Weeknd joins an already impressive roster of collaborators including Lil Wayne and Rick Ross. Even soul icon Stevie Wonder lend an ear to the project. "He helped me out with [much of] the music," Drizzy says. "[He] just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing, and not only that but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience."
Much like his just-released single, 'Headlines', Drake promises that 'Take Care' will be more of an upbeat album than his previous effort 'Thank Me Later.' "Last album, it was sort of still the struggle with fame, still figuring it all out," he says. "And this album, man, I’m here with all my friends from Toronto. We're living the life. I’m 24 years old and everybody’s happy."
He continues, "That’s really what this album is about. It’s about really making this happen. I want people to understand this life, but not from the superficial perspective of ‘Oh it’s so good and we’re all so rich.’ It’s not all that — it’s partly that — but there’s a message behind it.”
Drake's 'Take Care' will arrive in stores on the singer's 25th birthday, Oct. 24.