By Jon Wiederhorn
Drake makes a guest appearance on PartyNextDoor 3 (P3), the first album in two years from R&B vocalist PartyNextDoor, reported Billboard. Drake, who performed on the PartyNextDoor 2 track “Recognize” in 2o14, returns to lend his vocals to the dusky, previously released “Come and See Me.” Of course, PND is a fellow Canadian producer, singer, songwriter and rapper and he’s signed to Drake’s label OVO, which might have facilitated the process.
Drake is the only special guest on the record. The other 15 tracks are all PartyNextDoor (real name Jahron Anthony Brathwaite). That doesn’t mean the crooner won’t wear his influences on his sleeves. He references Blackstreet’s 1996 track “No Diggity” in the first song “High Hopes,” and his old school R&B delivery is sometimes reminiscent of Drake, The Weeknd and Frank Ocean.
While songs on P3 exude confidence and competence, PartyNextDoor admitted he was nervous the day before releasing the album. “I’m anxious, I feel I only ever talk in songs, “he tweeted. “And I, myself haven’t spoken in a while…& I’m about to say a lot tonight thru my music…”
Just because it has taken two years for P3 to surface doesn’t mean PND hasn’t been, and will continue to be, busy. Earlier this week he and 50 Cent hinted that were working together on new music and Jeremih recently announced he and PND are recording a collaboration called Late Night Party, which is tentatively scheduled for release by the end of 2016.
Stream PartyNextDoor’s PartyNextDoor 3 (P3) here:
I'm anxious, I feel I only ever talk in songs. And I, myself haven’t spoken in a while…& I’m about to say a lot tonight thru my music…—
PARTYNEXTDOOR (@PARTYOMO) August 11, 2016