Drake gifted fans with four new songs and a teaser trailer over the weekend to announce the September 17 release date of his forthcoming Nothing Was the Same.
The rapper tweeted out a link Saturday morning (June 22) to the new tracks on his October’s Very Own website. The titles were “Jodeci Freestyle” featuring J. Cole, “Versace” with Atlanta group Migos, “The Motion” featuring Sampha, and “Over Here” with PartyNextDoor.
Just a day later, Drizzy put up a teaser video for the upcoming album, which sees him taking shots out of his 2012 GRAMMY award for Best Rap Album and waxing poetic on his journey in the music industry.
“It’s so weird, you know, you say you’re gonna do something and then it actually happens,” he says in the clip on finding success as an artist. “Then it happens again and it happens again, and you just wonder like does it run out? What is it? Is it the power of being young? Is it desire? Is it hunger?”
If the new songs are any indication, the aptly named Nothing Was The Same could show off a new direction for the rapper. While none of the tracks are confirmed to have made the final cut, they see Drake trying out diverse styles, from the bouncy “The Motion” to the trap-influeced “Versace.”
“I think I’m selling a million first week/Man I guess I’m an optimist,” he spits on the track, predicting success for the upcoming effort.
“Jodeci Freestyle” shows off his lyrical flow against a retro-influenced beat, while “Over Here” takes it down a notch with piano riffs and moody hook vocals backing up Drizzy’s verses.
Fans will hear for themselves what direction Nothing Was The Same takes when it drops September 17.
-Nee-Sa Lossing, Radio.com