Canadian rapper and hip-hop staple Drake has dropped a surprise album titled Honestly, Nevermind, and the sound is much different than his previous work. It comes nine months after his previous album, Certified Lover Boy, and was announced meer hours before it was officially released.
In Honestly, Nevermind, Drake flips the record and drops the needle into dance music. Filled with deep and commercial house odes, the entire album flows effortlessly as Drake’s vocals find their seating in this new style. A handful of this album’s sound can be attributed to GORDO, who recently departed the music industry as Carnage. Longtime Drake collaborated Black Coffee is also credited as an executive producer. Black Coffee’s son, Esona Tyolo, is also credited on “Texts Go Green.” It’s one of his shortest albums with only 14 tracks and less than an hour in length.
“I’m very honored and humbled to have produced 6 songs on the new Drake album, Honestly, Nevermind,” GORDO tweeted. “Thank you brother for trusting me and allowing me to be a part of the vision. I never factored this into the equation for the beginning of my next chapter, but thank you.”
Honestly, Nevermind gives listeners and fans a different side of the rap mogul. The lyrics are silky smooth and keeps things calm, shying away from slinging names to restart controversy or starting any arguments.