The song was produced by
OVO Sound's Majid Jordan, Nineteen85, and Noah "40" Shebib. It is the second single from his third studio album,
Nothing Was the Same, and was released for digital download on August 7, 2013.
From the Album
he's singing about a "good girl" whom he attempts to seduce.
Drake, in an interview/Q&A with Elliot Wilson, explains the 'good girl' line:
"I’ve seen potential in women that they (my friends) have told me were no good…
.But maybe I see something in them, maybe OUR relationship is exciting."
Drake had an interview with MTV News about the song during the 4th Annual OVO Fest saying,
"It's me and 40 just channeling our Quincy Jones/Michael Jackson production duo,...
Obviously no offense to the greats, I know we're not anywhere near that — it's just us kinda
doing our thing, humbly attempting."
He also added, "It's not a rap record,...
It's not 'Versace,' it's not 'Started from the Bottom.' In approaching this album I was like man,
it would be great if we had a record that was played at weddings in 10 years or that people
that are away from their families in the army could listen to. Something that just [has]
timeless writing, timeless melody. So I did it with the group that we signed to OVO called Majid Jordan."
• The song won the 2014 MTV VMA for Best Hip Hop
Nothing Was the Same (2013)
August 7, 2013
Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib, Majid Al Maskati, Jordan Ullman
Nineteen85, Majid Jordan, Noah "40" Shebib
"Hold On We're Going Home" on YouTube
The music video is labeled a short film and takes place in 1985 Miami.
It was directed by Bill Pope and released on September 24, 2013.
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