“Won’t Be Late” by Swae Lee (ft. Drake)
“Won’t Be Late” is a love song brought to us by two of the premiere rappers (Swae Lee and Drake) in the music industry at the time of its release. The title is basically an expression of the artists’ eagerness to be with their significant others.
Swae seems as if he is in a relationship with a feisty lady. Indeed it appears she may even be skeptical towards the idea of settling down with Lee. He also felt similarly at first but now realizes that she is the one. And accordingly he is intent on keeping her for “life” while exercising patience throughout.
Meanwhile Drake’s verse is primarily dedicated to letting his sweetheart know how committed he is. For instance, he insinuates that he has excommunicated all of his other female friends. Moreover he resorts to memorabilia, such as pictures of her or what have you, when she is not physically present for him to interact with. Indeed it seems like throughout his rap he is addressing her from afar. And the overall sentiment being relayed is that, once again, he is quite eager to see her.
So in summation, throughout this song Swae Lee and Drake are speaking to their respective romantic interests. And what they are fundamentally expressing is their strong commitment to and feeling for the women they love.
Quick Facts about “Won’t Be Late”
- “Won’t Be Late” was produced by Mike Will Made-It and Nigerian artist Tekno, which both of them also co-writing the song with Drake and Lee.
- In fact during his verse Drake drops a few Nigerian slang words, mostly in reference to appreciating his lover’s body.
- “Won’t Be Late” was released by EarDrummers Records alongside Interscope Records on 16 August 2019. And whereas it was not officially stated at the time, it is highly anticipated that this track will be a feature on Swae Lee’s first solo album. That album is titled Swaecation.
- “Won’t Be Late” was actually first teased by fashion icon Virgil Abloh during a DJ set he played live at Coachella in mid-April, 2019. Swae Lee meanwhile didn’t seem to have started teasing it until about a week before its release.