Toronto’s very own, and October’s very own, Drake, has returned. The wordsmith is back with his seventh studio album, serving up a new one entitled Honestly, Nevermind. The wordsmith took to Twitter to announce the album merely hours before its arrival. The new album comes less than a year after his previous release, Certified Lover Boy.
Drake recently opened up about the album and stated: “I let my humbleness turn to numbness at times, letting time go by knowing I got the endurance to catch it another time.” He went on to add, “I work with every breath in my body cause it’s the work, not air, that makes me feel alive. That’s some real detrimental shit, but that’s that shit my perfectionist mind doesn’t really mind because no one knows whats on my mind when I go to sleep at 9 & wake up at 5 – unless I say it in rhyme. I can’t remember the last time someone put they phone down, looked me in the eyes, and asked my current insight on the times. But I remember every single time someone shined a light in my eyes.”
Drake spoke about his inspiration for the project too. He added, “My urge for revenge wins the game against my good guy inside every fckn time. I got plans I can’t talk about with more than like 4 guys because the last time I shared em with someone on the outside…well, that’s another story for another night. I was tryna get thru that statement to get to saying I’m not @ a time in my life where pats on the shoulder help get me by. I’ll take loyalty over an oh my & emoji fire. I know if it was a dark night where all the odds were against my side & my skill went to whoever took my life, they’d done me off with a big smile & maybe even post it for some likes. I know everyone that tells me they love me doesn’t love me all the time, especially when I’m doing better than alright & they have to watch it from whatever point they at in their life. I got here being realistic. I didn’t get here being blind. I know whats what and especially what and who is by my side. Honestly… nevermind.”
The project includes fourteen new songs with one single feature from 21 Savage. The album leans towards R&B/house and is labeled as a “dance” album on Apple Music. Standouts include “Falling Back,” “A Keeper,” “Sticky,” and “Down Hill.”