Ty Dolla $ign Announces Third Album

Ty Dolla $ign Announces Third Album

Ty Dolla $ign Announces Third Album

"My approach to music has always been about frequencies, emotions and energy."

"My approach to music has always been about frequencies, emotions and energy."

Text: Sophie Lee

Ty Dolla $ign is many things: R&b hitmaker, frequent collaborater, Grammy-nominated. Modest? Not so much, but then, would you be if that was your list of accolades?

"Everybody has their own side of ‘Ty Dolla $ign’ that they prefer: the go-to collaborator of all genres, the underrated king of R&B, the hitmaker of the often raunchy club banger, the multi-instrumentalist & producer," he said. "Sometimes, I even want to use my different frequencies on my own songs."

The artist recently announced that his third studio album is coming at the end of the month, Oct. 23 to be specific. He also has a single, "Be Yourself," coming this Friday, and it's a collaboration with Jhené Aiko and Mustard.

Of the track, he said, "I’ve been blessed with the gift of collaborating. Not every artist can collaborate with another artist and have the final product be something incredible. Many people have said that when you see a song that says, 'featuring Ty Dolla $ign,' you know it’s gonna be fire. As humbled as I am when I hear that, I can’t say I disagree."

The man seems to know his strengths and certainly isn't afraid to flaunt them. As a nod to his many successful team-ups, Ty Dolla $ign's upcoming album is titled "Featuring Ty Dolla $ign."

He said, "My approach to music has always been about frequencies, emotions and energy. When I collaborate, whether it’s for my project or someone else’s, it’s always about marrying frequencies. When I create a project and have artists featured on my songs, I don’t pick who the hottest artist is or what’s going to get the most streams, I choose which artist’s frequency is going to work best on the song. I use featured artists with the same precision that I would use any instrument."

The strategy seems to have been working for him, and has led him to what is sure to be a collab-heavy and chart-friendly third outing. Keep an ear ready for the first taste dropping tomorrow.

Credits: Photos courtesy of artist.

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