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In the past few months, Drake has given interviews about his new relationship with his former label, Def Jam, as well as his album Views from the 6, which dropped earlier this summer. During his time spent on the road, he’s gotten quite a bit of press with it, including the release of the video for “Hold It Against Me,” as well as a series of interviews by Rolling Stone and NPR in which he’s talked about his new relationship with the label.
Now he’s taking the opportunity to talk about a new song called “Sneakin’ Up on You,” which is the first new single from his forthcoming album, Views From The 6. In the interview, which is featured in a new video for the single, Drake talks about his relationship with Def Jam, what it’s like to have his albums be considered in a “greater sense of time,” and what else he has planned for his next album.
This is a good video for the song:
You seem kind of serious about the whole relationship thing.
It’s the right time, right time. I’m a little stressed, like, all the time. I don’t know. It makes me feel more stable, and I’m more happy. And all that energy and excitement of new things is always nice, and it’s inspiring when you put yourself out there and you’re willing to put yourself out there and you’re not afraid to challenge yourself and you’re ready to take chances and you’re ready to go when you know what’s good for you, and you stick it out and you have a whole bunch of songs that you love so much and you can actually use them and you can put your whole heart into them and you put it out there. So that’s always cool.
The idea that the album seems to be very timely is interesting. You’re just now getting released from Def Jam. How did that happen?
We got a phone call and they just said, “Would you like to come