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Drake Shares A Poetic Statement About ‘Honestly, Nevermind,’ His Surprise New Album

Drake’s new album Honestly, Nevermind came out last night, but since it was a surprise-release, the general public has only actually known about the LP for a matter of hours at this point. So, Drake has yet to offer much info about the album beyond the music itself. He has, however, shared a poetic statement about the new album. The statement appears on the Apple Music page for the album and Drake also posted it on his Instagram Story.

Drake starts by noting how his work ethic drives him, for better or worse, writing, “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 sh*t but that’s that sh*t 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.”

From there, he goes on to write about relationships, keeping a small circle of close confidantes, and related topics.

Read the full statement below.

“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 sh*t but that’s that sh*t 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
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
My urge for revenge wins the game against my good guy inside every single fckn time
I got plans I can’t talk about with more than like 4 guys because the last time I shared em with someone on the outside…well that’s another story for another night
I was tryna get thru that statement to get to saying I’m not @ a time in my life where pats on the shoulder help get me by
I’ll take loyalty over an oh my & emoji fire
I know if it was a dark night where all the odds were against my side & my skill went to whoever took my life they’d done me off with a big smile & maybe evn post it for some likes
I know everyone that tells me they love me doesn’t love me all the time especially when im doing better than alright & they have to watch it from whatever point they at in their life
I got here being realistic
I didn’t get here being blind
I know whats what and especially what and who is by my side
Honestly…Nevermind.

DEDICATED TO OUR BROTHER V
–Drake.”

Honestly, Nevermind is out now via OVO/Republic. Get it here.

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