The True Meaning Behind 'The Remorse' By Drake

There is no denying the fact that Drake and the charts are synonymous with one another. His album "Scorpion," which was released in 2018, reached number one on Billboard. Unsurprisingly, his newest album release was highly anticipated, even though it was heavily delayed, per Variety.

But now, the new album, "Certified Lover Boy," is out. Released on Sept. 3, the album spent two weeks at number one on the charts, per Complex. Fans are loving reading into the songs; whether there might be clues about Drake's beef with Kanye West or any other snippets of his life, the lyrics are more than just lyrics.

This brings us to the last track on the 21-song-album, called "The Remorse." Currently sitting at number 35 on the charts, the song is filled with soulful rapping and lyrics. But if you have been too busy vibing to the new song and haven't had enough time to look into the lyrics, keep reading to find out the song's true meaning.

Drake's song "The Remorse" reflects on life

A sparse piano mixed with strong, hard-hitting beats is what lays the groundwork for "The Remorse" before Drake jumps in. The track feels less like a song and more like a journal entry of Drake's laid out for everyone to listen to. It is filled with nuggets of Drake's inner thoughts — some deep and poetic, some honest and raw.

That juxtaposition is exactly what Drake was going for. It seems the song represents life — the highs and lows we reach, the lessons we learn and take away from both. Drake lists his achievements throughout the song, but he also owns up to his mistakes. "Pain is just a place that I go to get the bars from / Anxiety's a drug that I use to get the job done," he raps (via Genius), "Bet against me, don't know where they getting the odds from."

For almost six minutes, the track shows life in its complexity — in its beautiful, messy, confusing moments. But more importantly, Drake raps and shows that despite the plights of life, it is still worthwhile to live, even with regrets.

What is the rest of Certified Lover Boy about?

While Drake's "Certified Lover Boy" album was highly anticipated, it seems to music critics — and even some fans — that this is just the same old, same old, for Drake. Per Pitchfork, the classic themes of Drake songs, luxury, pettiness, intimacy, and heartlessness are all apparent in the new album, almost to Drake's detriment.

One Twitter user wrote, "...the problem is, after the first few tracks, it gets extremely repetitive," before adding, "All the vibes are identical and even the tempos are d*** near the same." Another user wrote that while the album wasn't bad, it didn't sound any different from typical Drake.

But when looking at the album's ending on the track "The Remorse," maybe that was what Drake was also hinting at. Despite the highs and lows that he's hit personally, the achievements he has had, the lessons he has taken away, Drake has found himself and his style. And for those who don't like it, Drake has no remorse.