Drake reveals his eighth studio album, For All the Dogs will accompany his newly announced poetry book.
The announcement for the book and by correlation, album involved a cryptic QR code placed in newspapers like the New York Times that fans could scan to get more information. The QR code when scanned led to a website that featured a message announcing Drake’s upcoming musical release.
“I made an album to go with the book… They say they miss the old Drake girl don’t tempt me,” text on titlesruineverything.com reads. “For all the dogs.”
“For All The Dogs” is said to be a mix of rap and R&B, and will speculatively feature collaborations with some of his close friends and collaborators, including Lil Wayne, Future, and Rick Ross.
It will be interesting to see how Drake’s sound has evolved since his last solo album, Honestly, Nevermind, which was a departure from his previous work, as it featured a more dance-oriented sound.
Released in 2022, “Honestly, Nevermind” was met with mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the album’s experimental concept and others criticizing it for being lackluster. Despite the mixed reviews, the LP was a commercial success. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and it has been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify.
Meanwhile, Drake’s new book Titles Ruin Everything co-authored by Graham and Kenza Samir is being positioned as a stream-of-consciousness.
“I don’t know if I have ever wanted people to buy or support something more in my life… our first book is available tomorrow on Drake Related and other select retailers,” the Hotline Bling artist wrote in a post on Instagram announcing the book.
The book announcement has been featured in advertisements in the daily papers- New York Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Houston Chronicle.
Titles Ruin Everything is currently available at Drakerelated.com.