"I wasn’t necessarily happy with Thank Me Later."
With the release of his sophomore album, Take Care, just around the corner, Drake took a moment to reflect on his debut effort, last year's Thank Me Later. In an interview with the LA Times, Drizzy said he didn't think he quite lived up to his potential on TML.
“To be 100% honest … I wasn’t necessarily happy with Thank Me Later. People loved it [but] I just knew what I was capable of with a little more time,” he said. “I’m very confident in Take Care. I definitely made the exact album that I wanted. Will it appear that way to the world? I’m not sure, because its definitely different. It’s not 15 ‘I’m On Ones.’ It’s not ‘She Will.’ I’m very happy with [Take Care]. More so than I’ve ever been with a project.”
Elaborating on his latest project, the Young Money rapper explained his new approach.
“This album has consistency. You will not hear a piece of music that does not belong,” Drake said. “The words were really important to me. When you get a young artist and they are on the rise, often the music becomes not what they have going on in their lives or surrounding things, but it starts to lose substance. You can always be like, ‘Man I’m the …’ but I think you have to thread some life in there so there’s something that will last.”
Take Care hits stores November 15.