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25 April 2012, 11:30
The Canadian rapper says he is in a happier place than on his last album.
Drake has promised that his next album will be more optimistic than its predecessor 'Take Care'.
The Canadian rapper admitted that his 2011 effort, which included the Rihanna-featuring single and title track, was more reserved because of his mood when he wrote the record.
"I think my mood will be reflected in the tempos I choose for the music," he said.
"A lot of 'Take Care,' it's down... and I think a lot of it had to do with being back in Toronto, getting reacquainted with the life I had before (fame) and difficulties with that, and at the same time trying to express excitement, express joy.
"Now I'm in a very, very, very, very different place than I've ever been, really focused on myself, really focused on my health, my body, my mind, really wanting to be the best I can possibly be...I'm in a different mindset now that I'm very proud of."
He added to Billboard: "It's going to be a very interesting album - probably, to be honest with you, conceptually one of the most exciting projects I've worked on, just 'cause there's so many new things going on in my life."
Meanwhile, speaking to Capitalfm.com, Justin Bieber has revealed that his has recorded a song with Drake called 'Right Here'.
The 'Boyfriend' star described the track as "a smash", adding: "It just rides so smoothly. It's me and Drake, so it's good."
The song will feature on the singer's forthcoming album 'Believe'.