Earlier today an unreleased Drake song titled “How About Now” hit the internet. Drake’s OVO team didn’t premiere song their own site, much less anywhere notable, so we can only speculate that someone leaked it. You can hear a very familiar Jodeci sample of “My Heart Belongs To U” throughout the song in addition to Drake’s use of a voicemail in the beginning, similar to the “Marvin’s Room” off Take Care. The funniest part about the song is Ludacris being mentioned in a verse. Can you actually remember the last good Ludacris song? It’s been a long time.
On “How About Now,” Drake sounds pretty bitter about a past relationship and he basically comes off as an unsympathetic protagonist, which we all know he’s done in the past. The production, which by Boi-1da and Jordan Evans is fantastic. Really thought this was Noah “40” Shebib on production. This will definitely do for now until we get an official first single from Drake’s forthcoming album Views From The 6.
Update 10/25. Drake has liberated the CDQ for “How About Now” on his OVO site. You can stream and download it below: