Drake Tells ‘My Side’ on ‘If You’re Reading This’ Bonus Track
Just over two months after Drake’s surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late became the bestselling release of 2015, the rapper’s quasi-album will finally get a physical “Collectors Edition” release on April 21st, with the original album getting expanded to 19 songs thanks to two bonus tracks. One of those new songs, “My Side,” arrived one week before the physical If You’re Reading This hit shelves (via Karen Civil).
“Why you never come to where I’m staying? / Always hiding out in your New York condo,” Drake sings, before asking, “Why are we wasting our relationship on a relationship? / Why are we rushing and forcing it if it isn’t making sense?” “My Side,” with the rapper trying to resuscitate a struggling romance from his perspective, fits in neatly with the rest of If You’re Reading This, evoking the mixtape’s late-night vibes and dreamy production.
The If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late physical release will also feature “How About Now,” a track Drake himself leaked last October after finding out that hackers had infiltrated his computer. “How About Now,” which samples Jodeci’s “My Heart Belongs to U,” initially popped up on a Marietta, Georgia teenager’s SoundCloud before Drake distributed the track for free. “6 God,” another of those three leaked songs, ended up on If You’re Reading This.
Drake also announced that he would embark on a small tour revolving around festival headlining appearances this summer. The Jungle Tour, featuring Future as its opener, will hit Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto (for the OVO Fest) before Drake headlines Governors Ball on June 5th.
The rapper wrapped up the first of two Sunday headliner spots at Coachella by shocking the crowd with a surprise appearance (and make out session) with Madonna. Contrary to video that made it seem like Drake was startled by the impromptu kiss, the rapper took to Instagram to alert fans, “Don’t misinterpret my shock!! I got to make out with the queen Madonna and I feel 100 about that forever.” Madonna also responded to critics of her own on Instagram, writing, “If you don’t like me, and still watch everything I do. Bitch, you’re a fan.”