Ty Dolla $ign plans to release a new album on October 23.
The 38-year-old star has revealed via Instagram that ‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’ will be released later this month, explaining the meaning behind the title and his approach to collaboration on the social media platform.
He wrote: “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.
“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. (sic)”
Ty – who previously collaborated with Fifth Harmony on their 2016 hit ‘Work from Home’ – also promised his new record would feature “something for everybody”.
He said: “Everybody has their own side of ‘Ty Dolla $ign’ that they prefer: the go-to collaborator of all genres, the underrated king of RandB, the hitmaker of the often raunchy club banger, the multi-instrumentalist and producer. Sometimes, I even want to use my different frequencies on my own songs.
“I decided to name my third studio album “Featuring Ty Dolla $ign” because there is truly something for everybody on this album. It features some of my most talented friends, on some of the best music I’ve made in my career. (sic)”