I’m not sure there’s such a thing as “too loud” for this ASTR cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home.” It’s the kind of track that should reverberate through your body, and for that, decibels are not enough. It reminds me why I bought nice headphones. The headphones don’t make the songs, the songs make the headphones. Turn it up, hit play, close your eyes, and vibe out.
So Drake’s new album was pretty good. And “Hold On We’re Going Home” was probably the hottest track off the album, and a very good one. But man, this guy is nowhere close to the artistic visionary that is Kanye West. Let me just say that if you haven’t seen Kanye’s very recent interview with Zane Lowe on BBC, Google it, and watch it. Jimmy Kimmel made fun of it on his show and got a lot of laughs, catering to those people who love to viscerally respond to any mention of Kanye with “I hate that guy!”
Well, if you care what I think, I think everyone great is a little bit of crazy. Kanye is a little bit of crazy, and a whole lot of great. I’ll stay cheering for that guy. He makes a lot of mistakes, but his mistakes are all human. His triumphs go way beyond human. That’s limited downside, unlimited upside. Not a bad bet. Can’t wait to see him on his Yeezus tour.
Anyway, didn’t mean to sidetrack ASTR. They’re on the up-and-up, and someday soon they’ll be big enough to warrant taking over someone else’s blog post. 🙂
Let me make it up you with one more sick ASTR track, “R U With Me.” Well? Are you?