Drake expresses his emotions in his new single, ‘Started From The Bottom’.
The last time he released something of his own was back in November 2010, when he dropped his second studio album, Take Care. Since then, the Young Money rapper has been featured on several tracks by artists such as, Rick Ross, French Montana, Mary J. Blige, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar – only to name a few.
With it being a new year, Drake is now ready to share his latest work with us as he drops the first single off his upcoming album. The track was officially launched on his website via Soundcloud. Along with the track, Drizzy wrote a brief letter to his listeners, who he refers to as his “good friends”. We read about his past struggles and achievements of today, and how he couldn’t have made it without his family and best friends. The letter pretty much sums up the track as he lyrically takes us through a journey of his life from the bottom to where he’s at now. Read the full letter below.
My good friends,
It has truly been too long. I assume you’re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Listen to ‘Started From The Bottom’ below.