PartyNextDoor Says His Love Life Gets In The Way Of Making Music

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Spotify's Inaugural Secret Genius Awards hosted by Lizzo
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: PartyNextDoor speaks onstage during the Spotify's Inaugural Secret Genius Awards hosted by Lizzo at Vibiana on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify)

PartyNextDoor discussed his recent lack of output with Billboard for a new cover story.

PartyNextDoor, who hasn't released a studio album in nearly four years, says he's been distracted by his love life. He explained how relationships have derailed his output during a new cover story for Billboard. The interview comes as he prepares for the long-awaited release of his fourth album.

“I get into relationships and then music becomes second. I think I’m going to take a break from relationships, a long break, and just get back to making music,” he said. Of his focus on music, he explained he wasn't treating his last two albums correctly. “I was still handling that shit like demos," he remarked. "[I wasn’t] using everything I learned as a producer, as a writer, as an engineer.”

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PartyNextDoor Performs At Wireless Festival

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) PARTYNEXTDOOR performs on the Main Stage on Day 1 of Wireless Festival 2018 at Finsbury Park on July 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

Later in the interview, Party explained that he deals with social anxiety before concerts. “I have so much anxiety before a show, but I always tell my manager, ‘This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.’ I always forget that until I step on the stage,” he told the outlet. “I know Drake and people always tell me, ‘Bro, you have to come out more!’ I’m an introvert, I’m shy." Check out the pictures from PartyNextDoor's Billboard cover shoot below.

PartyNextDoor Poses For Billboard

Last week, Party dropped a music video for his 2023 track “Resentment (CCTV).” In doing so, he shared a pre-save link for a PartyNextDoor Four project. "More otw sooner than you know," he wrote on social media. Party also recently made headlines in December for labeling himself the "SoundCloud king," which sparked plenty of debate on social media. Be on the lookout for further updates on PartyNextDoor on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.