*** Puh... ja. Also Drake-Fans werden wohl auch mit diesem Song ihres Lieblings wieder sehr viel Spaß haben. Der sei ihnen gegönnt, ich allerdings kann auch damit wieder nur sehr wenig anfangen. Das Arrangement immerhin ist an einigen Stellen ganz nett und verspielt, das macht so ein paar Pünktchen bei mir.
**** Drake hat bei mir sehr viel Punkte gewonnen und kann schon zwei #1 Hits in meinen Persönlichen Charts beanspruchen. "Fake Love" gefällt mir bedingt...gute Stellen hat die Nummer, aber es ist keine riesen Nummer wie "Hotline Bling" oder "One Dance"...
** Eh. The vocal delivery on this is just awful and strained, but even elsewhere, there isn't anything good I can say about this.
This reminds me of why I didn't like "Views", mainly because of how boring and unauthentic it feels. And, also, if I wanted to hear Drake sing about the themes he sings about on this song, he already has so many other songs which does it better than this.
*** This is clearly Drake trying to market to the 290 million views and counting that a clearly fake version of "One Dance" has on YouTube, it has 'fake' in the title, and of course any sort of bizarre vocal pitch will be accepted.
Jokes aside, it's a bit unappealing on most accounts and paints Drake close to parody mode. Here he is being needlessly petty over a beat that like all Drake songs made in the past 3 years, sounds like it was made in a week. 2.7
*** Der ist genau so schlecht wie das masslos überschätzte "One Dance". Ein langweiliges Stück Musik, das ohne Höhepunkt vor sich hin plätschert. Keine Ahnung, wieso den so viele Leute so gut finden. Knappe 3.
*** Congrats to Drake for entering that list of artists who at some point in time during their career end up being so big any old thing they chuck out does well. But "Fake Love" does leave a fair bit to be desired. It does sound rushed and tossed off, and though I haven't heard "Views" in full it does sound like a rejected track from that album. Which is a pretty sad observation to make considering "Views" is twenty tracks long.
Sure at times I can relate to the lyrical content, but it's hardly presented in a way that sounds convincing. The sound of it is and Drake's performance does contribute to that feeling of laziness. A bit tedious to listen to after a while. I did like this for a bit but really c'mon Drake you can do better than this. Perhaps a break for a few years is needed.