Drake must be the only artist out there sure-footed enough to title a song after Beyonce and then make it not about Beyonce at all, right? But that aside, the latest track from his upcoming LP Nothing Was the Same, called “Girls Love Beyonce,” is a quintessentially Drake record in the best of ways — produced by Noah “40″ Shehib and featuring vocals from James Fauntleroy (who co-wrote much of Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience), it’s moody and ambient, set over a warm, weary beat and featuring an ingenious interpolation of Destiny’s Child‘s “Say My Name” on the chorus.
As usual, it’s the lyrics where Drake shines. Here, he’s typically meditative and self-lacerating, working out of a tension between lust and self-loathing (“All my young boys ’round me saying, ‘Get money and fuck these hoes’ / Where we learn these values? I do not know what to tell you / I’m just trying to find a reason not to go out every evening / I need someone that’ll help me think of someone besides myself”). His insistence on exploring these same types of terrain over and over again should be annoying, but he does it so well that it feels fresh every time.
Listen to the track after the jump.