It is the lead single from Drake's second studio album Take Care. Produced by 40 , it features keyboard-based instrumentation and muted bass. Adrian Eccleston and Gonzales provide additional musical contributions to the song. Positive public reception to the song prompted its release as a single on June 28 to urban contemporary radio and as a digital download. The song features uncredited vocals from singer Ericka Lee. In , Drake was sued by singer Ericka Lee, who performed additional vocals on the song and alleged that she had not been paid promised royalties. The suit was resolved with an out-of-court settlement the following year. Allegedly recorded in a studio of the same name once owned by American musician Marvin Gaye ,  "Marvins Room" is anchored by producer 40 's trademark muted bass, a trend that manifests, in the words of Jayson Greene of Pitchfork Media, "like the fumes from music that's already evaporated a wisp of keyboard — a single watery thud of bass drum. The song's lyrics consist of Drake's late-night drunken rant to a former girlfriend over the phone while in a nightclub, a phenomenon referred to by critics as " drunk dialing ".
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Smooth in its croon but woozy in its motivation, the crux of the chorus from the Take Care lead single hangs in the air both lustily and unashamed. Its confidence lies in its inebriety; its ultimate devolving and apology swirls as rapidly as the room does after one drink too many. The chart statistics were already in his corner: he scored a No. But rather than come out firing, Drake opted for a ballad on top of synth-swimming, single bass drum-thumping production. Though 40 recalls insisting on the day of recording that the beat was a work in progress, Drake immediately heard the backing track as a final product. I just started! Other perceived-as-unfinished components to the track made the final cut as well.
Check out our editors' picks for our favorite Prime Video original movies and TV series, including " The Boys ," " Fleabag ," and more. See the full list. Estranged since their father's first stroke some 17 years earlier, Lee and Bessie lead separate lives in separate states. Lee's son, Hank, finds himself committed to a mental institution after setting fire to his mother's house. His younger brother, Charlie, seems unfazed by his brother's eccentricities or his mother's seeming disinterest. When Lee comes to the asylum to spring Hank for a week in Florida so that he can be tested as a possible bone marrow donor for Bessie, Hank is incredulous. Meanwhile, Marvin, the two women's bedridden father, has "been dying for the past twenty years. In Bessie's regular doctor's absence, it has fallen to Dr. Wally to inform Bessie that she has leukemia and will die without a bone marrow Meryl Streep has unparalleled talent.