Drake has stirred anticipation for his brand new album 'Nothing Was The Same' by teasing fans with two versions of the artwork while also announcing that the record release date has been pushed by a week.
The Young Money hitmaker, who has just been announced as a performer at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, debuted the artwork on his Instagram yesterday along with a candid photo from a recording studio.
Drake can be seen as a young boy on the first cover of his 'Nothing Was The Same' album (Drake/Instagram)
One cover art shows a side profile of Drake, 26, as an adorable young boy complete with a full afro which has a comb sticking out, while staring ahead against a peaceful backdrop of the sky and clouds.
The second artwork progresses years ahead with Drake, now a full grown man, staring back at his younger self with only his head visible and his neck draped with a set of gold chains.
The photos were simply captioned with “SEPT24,” revealing that the release date has actually been delayed a week later than the original September 17 date.
A second cover shows Drake as a young man complete with gold chains (Drake/Instagram)
A tracklist for the album is yet to be released although Rolling Stone revealed earlier this month that Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke will feature on the record.
In an interview with the magazine, Drake touched on the track 'Connect,' saying: “That one hits you in the heart. It's painful and beautiful at the same time.”
'Nothing Was The Same' boasts the hit singles 'Started From The Bottom,' which Drake will perform for the first time on TV at the VMAs, and the current release 'Hold On We're Going Home.'
Watch Drake's 'Started From The Bottom' video below...
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