It’s been three years since Ty Dolla $ign released an album, but he has finally set a release date.
The L.A. singer-songwriter’s long-awaited third studio album Dream House will arrive Oct. 23, he revealed in a cryptic backwards tweet.
“3̷2̷ T̷C̷O̷ S̷P̷O̷R̷D̷ M̷U̷B̷L̷A̷ E̷H̷T̷,” he tweeted, which reads “The album drops Oct 23.”
3̷2̷ T̷C̷O̷ S̷P̷O̷R̷D̷ M̷U̷B̷L̷A̷ E̷H̷T̷
— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) October 8, 2020
Ty showcases his growth on the follow-up to 2017’s Beach House 3, which has already spawned singles including “Expensive” with Nicki Minaj and “Ego Death” with Kanye West, FKA Twigs, and Skrillex.
“Everybody got a dream house in they head and you gotta strive to get to it and it’s possible,” Ty told Big Boy of the aspirational title, “so that’s what I’m all about, getting to where you supposed to go.”
While recording the album, he listened to Prince and J Dilla for inspiration. “I listened to a lot of Prince. I listened to a lot of J Dilla,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “I listened to a lot of Jaco Pastorius. A lot of Thundercat, a lot of Skrillex. And my guy James Royo, who produced half of the album with me — just listening to his beats and my beats going back and forth.”
Ty continues to be one of hip-hop and R&B’s most consistent hitmakers, collaborating with artists including SZA (“Hit Different”), Big Sean (“Body Language”), Trey Songz (“On Call”), and YG (“Surgery”).