"Hold On We're Going Home"

A breezy mid-Eighties soft-pop song that's one part Billy Ocean and one part Frank Ocean, "Hold On" hits pause on Drake's bottom­less complaints about fame and wealth to offer a sweeter, simpler sentiment: "I want your hot love and emotion, endlessly." Gliding and nocturnal, it shows a virtue we rarely see in him: patience.

From The Archives Issue 1190: August 29, 2013