"By no means is it the best song on my album, it's really just the song for this moment, right now," Drake tells Billboard.com's The Juice of his first single, "Headlines." After blazing through one of his best shows at the 2nd Annual OVO Festival, in Toronto on Sunday (July 31), Drake talked to The Juice on "Headlines," released the morning of OVO Fest, and said his sophomore album, "Take Care," is his "best project."
"I always try to put forth a song with a message. A lot of people pick their single by what's the strongest song. I don't really do that. I like to make sure that the content is very relevant to right now," Drake tells The Juice. "I want people to party to it but at the same time the fans, the people that care about my career, the people that follow me, will hear a message in it."
Although scoring a No. 1 slot on Digital Albums and Tastemakers Albums with his debut album, "Thank Me Later" (2010), Drake insists the best has yet to come.
"This is really, in my opinion, my best project," Drake says. "There's a lot of songs on it. Although people encourage me like, 'Oh, do 11, 12 songs,' I think there's going to be probably 18 songs on it. It's very reminiscent of 'So Far Gone' but the production has stepped up like 10 notches. I feel like I've gotten better at rapping, so I'm really excited for people to hear the bars."