Less than two weeks away from Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album hitting store shelves, the Young Money star has released a Canadian-fueled teaser for his third solo effort.
Just over 30 seconds in length, the clip features splashes of Drake’s OVO brand, flashy vehicles and odes to his country.
Drake released a mysterious trailer for Nothing Was The Same which drops in two weeks on Sept. 24 today via OVOSound. It’s essentially just a procession of really nice cars–an OVO motorcade, if you will, with Canadian flags hanging out of the roofs. As per Hit-Boy’s Twitter, the beat in the background is produced by Hit Boy and Rey Reel. @AudioPush: New @Drake album trailer with production by @Hit_Boy and @ReyReel in the back. #HS87 out here. @Hit_Boy: “@AudioPush: New @Drake album trailer with production by @Hit_Boy and @ReyReel in the back. #HS87 out here.”” (Complex)
Despite Take Care‘s ample hit singles, Drizzy recently said he managed to put more focus this time around.
After dropping Take Care, Drake relocated to Los Angeles, where he recorded a bulk of the new album and focused on stepping up his game. “The music that I’m making is more concise, more clear, and I’ve been able to get my thoughts a lot better on this album,” he told MTV News. “Take Care is a great album, but I listened to it and realized where I could do better and I think I’ve done better on this album.” (MTV)
The Toronto native also said fans could expect a few melodic tunes on Nothing Was The Same.
“My biggest thing is…if you wanna listen to Drake music for the rest of your life — I welcome it, I want you to listen to it, I want you to be a part of it — just don’t ever be surprised when I’m singing or using melody,” he said. “I’m doing that on this album. This album is not some straight rap album, I’ll never do a straight rap album. That’s not how I came into this and that’s never what I’ll do. I make songs for the people.” (MTV)
New details on his upcoming LP, including more scoops on his “Wu-Tang Forever” track, surfaced online last week.
On the ’90s-rap-inspired song “Wu Tang Forever,” he weaves boasts of sexual virility around a plinking piano and rapid-fire drums. The outro to the album, tentatively titled “Pound Cake,” features two incisive verses from Jay Z, even as Drake asserts himself above any and all competition by the song’s climactic ending. “Studied the game to the letter and I did it better, like I’m supposed to feel guilty?” he rhymes. (Billboard)
Check out the teaser: