Spanning over a decade of consistent hits, Drake has achieved the unimaginable while defining generations along the way. For so long it seemed as if he has reached a level of superstardom where at one point, felt as if he was invincible. An aura that surrounds Drake is one that oozes power at all times – even at his lowest points, he’s managed to come back on top. But now, it’s different, and despite the fact that he’s humbled himself (even when he didn’t have to), the lightheartedness makes Drake seem human again.
“Laugh Now, Cry Later”, the lead single off of Drake’s sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy is a triumphant moment that finds Drake actually turning the boy into a man. With a flossy flow, he remains braggadocious, but reminds himself to live in the moment. With the addition of Lil Durk, Drake is sharing this moment – his first non-solo lead single.
Upon first listen it sounds like the average Drake song, but in retrospect, it’s greater than that. It’s a triumphant anthem that sees Drake living in his glory, celebrating his moment that he deserves to do. It's not an instant hit, instead it’s a stadium status single that the world will be playing post-COVID.
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” is a new chapter of the career of Drake. One that allows listeners to follow along from songs such as “Fireworks”, “Moment 4 Life”, “Headlines”, and “Trophies”. This is Drake’s moment, and we owe it to him to celebrate with him.