With just hours to go, Drake has released the successor to Certified Lover Boy. The album is called Honestly, Nevermind and includes 14 songs.
It was produced by Drake, his long-time collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, Noel Cadastre, and Black Coffee. 21 Savage is the only feat on the album and appears on the last track, titled “Jimmy Cook’s“.
Drake dedicated the album to the late designer Virgil Abloh in a thoughtful message that appeared on Apple Music.
“I let my humility turn to numbness at times letting time pass knowing I had the stamina to catch it another time,” the 35-year-old opens his note. “I work with every breath in my body because it is the work, not the air, that makes me feel alive.”
The rhyme continues on the following line: “That’s some really damaging shit, but that’s the shit my perfectionist mind doesn’t really care about because no one knows what’s on my mind when I go to bed at 9 and wake up at 5.” – unless he says it in rhyme.”
As Drake prepares to say goodbye, the similarity of the message to the lyrics becomes clearer and concludes with the album title. “I came here being a realist / I didn’t come here being blind / I know what is what and above all what and who is by my side / Honestly… It doesn’t matter,” he writes, followed by “DEDICATED TO OUR BROTHER V” in all caps.