Final Fantasy

Album: Scorpion (2018)
Charted: 56
  • "Final Fantasy" finds Drake getting more sexually explicit than any other track on the Scorpion album. He gets straight to the point on his first line and continues telling the female he's addressing exactly what he wants to do to her.
  • While working on Scorpion, Drake sent a number of instrumental ideas to Nai Palm, lead singer of Hiatus Kaiyote, to see if they triggered any melodic ideas. (She ended up singing the outro to "Is There More"). An early version of this song was one of a number of demos that the Toronto MC floated by Palm. "We were discussing singing about sex in music," she recalled to Rolling Stone interview.

    "I wrote the first song I've written about sex, but I made it about nerdy mating rituals from the animal kingdom. He messaged me out of the blue like, 'I realized I've never really written a sex song.' He sent me, I can't remember what it's called, maybe 'Final Fantasy'? I was like, 'you're gonna break the internet with this one.'"
  • The song contains a sample of jazz singer's Dorothy Ashby's version of "The Windmills Of Your Mind."
  • The interlude is a sample from an episode of Maury, a tabloid talk show hosted by Maury Povich in which a guest taking a paternity test proclaims: "Who'd they say that baby look like? Drake!"
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 1

  • Lloyd from Royal Oak, MichiganThe song's first half also contains a sample from the video game... u guessed it, Final Fantasy.
see more comments

Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction

"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in SongsSong Writing

Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.

Eric ClaptonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.

Al KooperSongwriter Interviews

Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.

Jon Foreman of SwitchfootSongwriter Interviews

Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.