"Hold on, We're Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)" (CD Single)

Music review by
Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
"Hold on, We're Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Seductive love song manages to stay away from typical Drake themes like misogyny and distrust.

Positive Role Models & Representations

It's nice to see Drake moving away from the negativity and immaturity of some of his earlier music, instead focusing more on melody and universal themes.

Violence
Sex

"Hot love and emotion endlessly" is apparently what Drake needs, because "it's hard to do these things alone," but that's as explicit as the lyrics get.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Drake's dance floor ballad is a smooth, funky departure from the bombastic and explicit hip-hop he has been releasing of late. Seductive crooning replaces monotonous rapping, and the result is a groovy, cheesy, and infectious pop gem. There's some innuendo but no graphic language or descriptions.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byclarence August 6, 2015
Adult Written byJared Galczynski June 10, 2014
Hold on, Common Sense Media.
Teen, 14 years old Written byBetty L. September 13, 2013

Awesome Song!

This is an AWESOME song!!!!!!!!! I love it! I put fourteen as the appropriate age only because younger kids may not have experienced real crushes or had boyfrie... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 5, 2013

AWESOME

Just some gun violence in the music video, but we don't see any dead man down. This is a great song. Good for 10+

What's the story?

"HOLD ON, WE'RE GOING HOME" is the first official single from Canadian rapper/singer Drake's forthcoming studio album Nothing Was The Same. Featuring a collaboration with Majid Jordan (a band signed to Drake's OVO label) and produced by 40, the track is, according to Drake, an attempt at "channeling our Quincy Jones/Michael Jackson production duo."

Is it any good?

Harkening back to the R&B of the '80s and '90s, Drake builds upon a winning formula well-established by people like R. Kelly and Mariah Carey. A slow disco beat sustains the groove while vocal runs and hollow synthesizers fill out the melody. The lyrics aren't profound, but they are universal and catchy. Drake fans and kids who like to dance to sentimental R&B are sure to love this tune.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Drake's style. He has consistently switched between rapping and singing throughout his career. Why do you think this hybrid style has resonated so deeply with modern audiences?

  • Many of the biggest hits of 2013, such as Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," have been crafted in a disco-soul style reminiscent of artists like Marvin Gaye and Rick James. What's the reason for this funk revival?

Music details

For kids who love contemporary R&B and soul

Our editors recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate