Unless you’re completely disconnected from black Twitter, you can’t have missed the buzz Drake’s third single of 2018 has caused. Nice for What is an instant hit with endless re-play value – be prepared to bop along for hours. Definitely one for the ladies, Drake talks millennial female strength and struggle on his bounce inspired bop.
Every element works together exquisitely to inspire and entertain in equal measure; Drake gives you a pep talk while also giving you something to get hype and drop it low to. If we had to dissect it, here are the top three reasons Nice for What bangs hard:
Drake didn’t just drop a single, he dropped a mood. The mood is understanding, and tender, but also filled with energy and motivation. You can’t listen to the track without feeling just how on our side Drake is; while you’re cutting up to the beat you’ll find yourself appreciating how far you’ve come and how far you’ve got left to go in your own journey. The stories he tells, the scenarios he draws are so easily relatable for so many millennial women, you’ll probably feel like Drake is singing directly to you, telling you personally you can do it and to keep climbing. You’ll feel equally vulnerable and powerful.
The song also bangs hard because of the amazing concept of the video which includes a variety of inspiring women. The video celebrates all women and features influential females including Issa Rae, Misty Copeland, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Syd, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Lejonhjarta, Victoria Lejonhjarta, Letitia Wright, Bria Vinaite, Michelle Rodriguez and Emma Roberts. The video was also shot by Karena Evans who directed earlier banger God’s Plan and brings the same level of cinematography and story telling – you’ll watch it more than once.
We also can’t forget the nod to bounce music. Drake lays a killer bounce inspired beat over a sample of Lauryn Hill’s bridge from Ex-Factor and just slays. Big Freedia co-signs with an appearance that adds authenticity and leaves you feeling very giddy as you bounce it in the mirror, asking ‘gatta be nice for what to these niggas?’ tongue out, hands flailing and invincible in your femininity.
Bonus reason the track bangs – Nice for What gives us captions for daysssss.
Make sure to check out the track and video, available everywhere.