Drake tells the magazine that this is the kind of music he has always wanted to do — more than the pop music he's performed on previous albums Telegraph and It's Only Time. And the 27-year-old says that his fans are digging the new tunes.
"I've always worn my influences on my sleeve," he tells People. "That has translated to my fans, so this isn't going to be out of left field for them. It is great, fun rock-and-roll music, and I'm seeing them enjoy it — and new fans as well!"