I love Drake. I have been anticipating his upcoming release “Take Care” on October 24 2011. So naturally I was excited to see the cover was released!
The first thing I think of when I look at this cover is ‘opulence.’ Just look at the golden candlestick, golden owl (OVO reference anyone?), golden goblet, and golden jewellery! But the look on Drake’s face seems sad, almost as if he has this life of overflowing wealth yet it is not enough to buy himself happiness. Drake has repeatedly referenced in his music that his fame isolates him from others and the price fame takes on his life.
Drake left this message on his site OVO to accompany the cover:
“Feels like it’s been so long. Is life moving so fast in this generation that when we desire something it begins to move in slow motion? Are we just used to getting what we want right away? Or do we require one another to feel right about all that is going on around us? Maybe our anticipation is justified by the fact that we genuinely cannot wait to share a moment again? Either way, your life and mine are scheduled to meet on October 24…I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”
See you soon.
What do you think of Drake’s album cover for “Take Care?”
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