Song of the Day: Drake

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Tensions in Drake's mega hit -- a rather surprising appearance at the summit of the Hot 100 -- try to pull it in different directions: New Jack Swing, club hip-hop, melodic R&B on par with John Legend and Anthony Hamilton. That it resists clearer paths and lies within all three makes it a refreshing break from trite recent formats. It also has really clever bass line you can actually appreciate apart from the rattle in your trunk.