Drake – Crew Love (Feat. The Weeknd)

November 21, 2011

“Crew Love” might be on a Drake album, but this song is truly defined by the ethereal sexuality that has come to be the watermark of Abel Tesfaye’s sonic persona, The Weeknd. That doesn’t mean that Drake’s verses don’t contribute to this track’s strengths. In fact, his nasal and conversational rhyming both clash with and compliment Tesfaye’s vocals perfectly, creating two ontological spaces on “Crew Love”–the one in your head and the one that your crew sees. It’s a song about the public and private self, and, more importantly, the battle that ensues between those two identities.