On June 16, Drake, born Aubrey Graham, announced the release of a new album which came as a surprise to fans, given the fact that it was dropping just hours after his reveal. The singer shared the news on Instagram with a post of his album cover captioning it, "7th studio album "HONESTLY, NEVERMIND" out at midnight."
All Summer '16 To All Summer '22
The new full-length project is Drakes 7th studio album, filled with 14 songs, one featuring 21 Savage.
In the details Drizzy wrote "DEDICATED TO OUR BROTHER V," following a lengthy message in rhyme.
He expressed, "I let my humbleness turn to numbness at times letting time go by knowing I got the endurance to catch it another time
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"
The message continued, "I purposely try to forget what went on between some ppl and I because I know I’m not a forgiving guy even when I try
My urge for revenge wins the game against my good guy inside every single 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 evn post it for some likes
I know everyone that tells me they love me doesn’t love me all the time especially when im 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
Success on Success
Honestly, Nevermind follows behind Certified Lover Boy which was released less than a year ago on September 3, 2021. CLB debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and well as Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. The album's single, "Way 2 Sexy" featuring Young Thug and Future also made it way up the charts on Billboard Hot 100.
Inspired By GORDO
GORDO is Diamanté Anthony Blackmon’s tech-house alias, previously known as Carnage. During his tenure as Carnage, Blackmon established strong relationships with some of the world's top artists, Drake being just one. Although often inspired by each other, the pair hadn't worked together on a project until now.
Finding their "perfect musical match," GORDO helped produce Honestly, Nevermind with the Boy himself. The cutting-edge tech-house sound featured in Drakes 7th studio album is a result of multiple studio sessions with the music scenes newest and talented producer.
On the album GORDO produced:
- Calling My Name
- Sticky (#1 debut on Apple Music's Today's Hits playlist)
- Ties that Bind
Drake Isn't The Only One Dropping Tracks
Another big announcement that took over the media was the release date of a new album from Queen B herself, Beyoncé.
Always busy with something, B featured on the remix of "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion. She also curated and produced the soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift for the remake of The Lion King.
The very famous singer sparked the attention of fans, leading them to believe that something important was coming, when she removed her profile photos from each other social media platforms last week.
Most recently, Beyoncé revealed the title and release date for her next studio album. Renaissance, with 16-tracks, will drop on July 29, 2022.