Drake has unveiled his follow-up to 2021’s Certified Lover Boy. Titled Honestly, Nevermind, the new studio offering features 14 tracks and was produced by Drake, longtime Drake collaborator Noah ’40’ Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib (Drake’s manager), Noel Cadastre, and Black Coffee.
Featuring a solitary guest appearance by 21 Savage, who appears on the last track ‘Jimmy Cooks’, Honestly, Nevermind is available to stream now. The LP includes production from Black Coffee, Gordo, Alex Lustig and Beau Nox. Congolese singer Mukengerwa ‘Tresor’ Riziki offers guest additional vocals on ‘Currents’, ‘Down Hill’ and ‘Tie That Binds’.
Drake announced Honestly, Nevermid – which was engineered by Noel Cadastre, Luca Pretolesi, and Shebi – via Instagram. The rapper posted an image of the album art with the caption: “7th studio album Honestly, Nevermind’ out at midnight.” The post was followed by an image of the LP tracklisting. The album was played in full on his new SiriusXM Sound 42 show Table for One.
Writing on his Apple Music page for the new album, Drake said: “I let my humbleness turn to numbness at times letting time go by knowing I got the endurance to catch it another time. I work with every breath in my body cause it’s the work not air that makes me feel alive. That’s some real detrimental shit but that’s that shit my perfectionist mind doesn’t really mind because no one knows whats on my mind when I go to sleep at 9 & wake up at 5—unless I say it in rhyme.”
He continued: “I can’t remember the last time someone put they phone down, looked me in the eyes and asked my current insight on the times. But I remember every single time someone shined a light in my eyes. I purposely try to forget what went on between some ppl and I because I know I’m not a forgiving guy even when I try.”
Back in November 2021, Drake was nominated for Best Rap Album for Certified Lover Boy and Best Rap Performance for ‘Way 2 Sexy‘ at the 2022 Grammy Awards. Shortly after, Drake, who has been critical of the academy in the past, withdrew himself from the awards.
Stream the record, below.