The musical vibe shift is here, as decreed with near-simultaneity by Drake and Beyoncé last week. Drake’s new album, Honestly, Nevermind, and Beyonce’s “Break My Soul,” both draw on strains of house music, and they share a single imperative: it’s time to dance.
In the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, Jeff Ihaza breaks down the Drake album (which he just gave four stars), including why it might mark a post-mosh-pit turn for hip-hop, and how it proves repeated predictions of the end of the era of Drake dominance are premature.
Meanwhile, Mankaprr Conteh examines Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” — the first single from her upcoming new album Renaissance — and questions whether fans who got excited about what they saw as an anti-capitalist message in its lyrics might want to take a deep breath.
Also in this week’s episode, Rob Sheffield shares some thoughts on Paul McCartney at 80.
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