Continuing our conversation with The-Dream, we made him speak on the progress and sound on the upcoming free album 1977 as well as his next studio album The Love IV (Diary Of A Mad Man). Here’s what he had to say:
“The album is coming along great. I want to maybe add a couple of tracks but I decided to wait while I was negotiating my new deal. Also, that made me want to thank my fans and release this 1977 album to them for their time and supporting my movement of music. The Sound Of ‘1977’ is dopeness! Lol. It just feels gritty and I’ll wait to talk about how L4 sounds.
But.. Definitely sticking to the formula. ‘Love King’ was rushed and the label was in transition. I was the only one that was stupid enough to put out an album while in transition. A “Rookie Mistake”. But it helped me a lot in re assuring to me that it takes a team to win. I’ve grown more and I’m producing outside of myself more and that’s really a joy. I’m really happy about my production growth in being able to have the patience to completely take a record from A-Z.”
While we can expect a few guest appearances on The Love IV, The-Dream is not solely focused on big names :
“While I’m humble enough to ask for features it’s really hard to get them. It’s hard today to protect what you already have so some artists I see could fit perfectly on a record and change things. There is a fear that artists who are not song-writers face. And that fear is failure. And I completely understand but I have to at least ask. The people who end up usually on records that I’ve written or performed are more likely the ones without fear. I think it’s my duty to push. But not everyone thinks so.”