David Otero Sports Editor
Everyone loves Beyoncé, right? Well, you can add Drake to the list. In the late hours of Monday night, Drake released a single entitled “Girls Love Beyoncé” featuring James Fauntleroy. The new song covers a portion Destiny’s Child’s hit song from 1999, “Say My Name.”
The Toronto rapper starts off the song saying: “Look, I know girls love Beyoncé,” which leads to Drake discussing how girls love to mess with your conscience.
Drake switches the style up, as he raps slow and quiet. He diverts away from his last couple of fast-paced singles “Started From the Bottom” and “5 AM in Toronto.” This Beyoncé song avoids the “angry-Drake” that was heard in “5 AM in Toronto” which was essentially a diss-track.
This song resembles slower songs from the past such as “Marvin’s Room” and “Shot for Me” off his last album, Take Care. Some people dislike when Drake is emotional. Other rappers feel he’s soft and just appealing to the ladies with these types of songs. However, others can relate to some of the things he talks about when he isn’t flying through a track rapping for more than three straight minutes, such as in “9 AM in Dallas.”
At one point, Drake opens up about his personal life and says: “These days it’s hard to meet woman. Feel like my love life is finished. I’ve been avoiding commitment.”
The climax of the song is nearly one minute in, when Fauntleroy jumps in and covers a song Beyoncé made famous with Destiny’s Child nearly 14 years ago: “Say My Name.”
Drake lays it up for Fauntleroy as he says: “You try to act like it’s just me, but I am not alone. But if you’re alone then, say my name, say my name…” Fauntleroy dunks it home with a smooth cover bringing you back
to the 90s. On the same night of “Girls Love Beyonce,” Drake was also part of another song that was released. “No New Friends” by DJ Khaled featuring Drake along with Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. Khaled assembled the same crew as he did from two summers ago with “I’m On One.” That song was a summer anthem, so don’t be surprised if you hear this song blasting non-stop in a couple months.
“No New Friends” was originally a remix of “Started From the Bottom” and Drake kills it with his slick rhymes and clever references.
Any verse that mentions James Harden is off to a good start. Drizzy says “H-Town my second hame like I’m James Harden.” Harden is a professional basketball player that plays for the Houston Rockets.
A fun and confusing end to the song is Future’s outro which consists of two sentences. He is not featured throughout the rest of the song, and talks for only a couple seconds.