Music Review: “God’s Plan” – Drake

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The cover for Drake’s two singles “Diplomatic Immunity” and “God’s Plan”

Drake’s new song “God’s Plan” was an overwhelming success. It was released on January 20, 2018, and immediately began crushing records. The song has the record for the most plays on the day of release in both Spotify and Apple Music.

There are mixed opinions about it: you either love it or you hate it. Despite any opinions, “God’s Plan” is currently the #1 song in the world and United States according to Spotify’s charts. It is also #1 on the Billboard Top 100 songs of the week as of February 3. Considering that this was the first of his music in nearly a year, it was undoubtedly a wide success.

Let’s be honest with ourselves. “God’s Plan” is overrated. Is it a good song? Absolutely. It’s definitely overrated though. People love the song (and rightfully so!), but it is definitely not Drake’s best song. The song feels overplayed and has weak lyrics to back it up.

On top of this, it lacks a message or theme. It goes back and forth between random topics. An example of this is in the first verse where he states, “Don’t pull up at 6 a.m. to cuddle with me. You know how I like it when you lovin’ on me.” In the same verse, he states, “I don’t wanna die for them to miss me. Yes, I see the things that they wishin’ on me. Hope I got some brothers that outlive me.” Who is ‘them’, Drake? How does this relate at all to cuddling with someone at 6 a.m.?

Despite this criticism, it was a great song. The song had great lyrical timing throughout and a unique, easy-to-dance-to beat. But with better lyrics and a comprehensive theme, this song could’ve been one of his all-time best.