Drake spares a few details on his upcoming "Nothing Was The Same" project.
Nothing Was The Same is soon approaching, but we're still in the dark on many of the details of the project. NWTS's track titles and features have been kept pretty well under wraps, but in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Drake and 40 fill us in on the project a little more.
The interview takes place only 10 days before Drake has to turn in the album, which he was still hard at work on. "I'm literally sleeping in the studio on an air mattress." he said. "We're working 24 hour days to make sure the story is done, front to back, it has to be a new point of discovery."
The OVO rapper spoke of the differences between his new effort and his last. "With Take Care, everything had changed so much. I was almost lost mentally, looking for something that wasn't there." he revealed. "With my new album, it's the most concise picture of the moment I'm in right now. I had a choice of whether to hold on to whatever the past was or to fight and fully embrace this incredible time in my life."
Not only will the content be different, but Drake's persona has also taken on a new form. "It's a huge change in tone," said the rapper. "Before, Drake was a nice guy. Here, he's stepping up the attitude and playing hardball."
Drizzy had some kind words for his go-to producer and creative partner 40. "Honestly 40 is one of the best doing it right now," he said. "His drums are connecting like you've never heard them before."
The magazine also spoke with James Blake, an electronic artist that Drake has credited as inspiring portions of Take Care. "I saw him at a show and told him I had some ideas knocking around, and he invited me to Toronto." said Blake. "Anything that comes out of that studio, I'm happy to be involved."
40 also shared some insight on the album's opener "Tuscan Leather". “It’s a three-staged record – one sample flipped three different ways, with a verse over each beat,” he revealed.
Drake insisted that the standout track from the album was “Paris Morton Music II” (the first you may recognize from being featured in Rick Ross' "Aston Martin Music"). “That track excites me from a rap standpoint, just getting off bars and different flows,” he said. “I played it for J. Cole, on some rap buddy-buddy shit, and he was like, ‘Damn!’”
Nothing Was The Same drops September 24th.
[s/o to KTT]