It’s been a long time coming, but Ty Dolla $ign has finally announced a release date and title for his third studio album.
The Los Angeles native revealed Featuring Ty Dolla $ign will be released on October 23 – three years after the release of his sophomore effort, Beach House 3. In an Instagram post, Ty explained his reasoning for the album title, which was previously named Dream House before the change.
“I’ve been blessed with the gift of collaborating,” Ty said. “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.”
He went to explain his process for working with artists, making it clear that it has nothing to do with clout.
“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,” he continued. “I use featured artists with the same precision that I would use any instrument.”
Ty will release the album’s next single on Friday (October 16), featuring Jhene Aiko and Mustard. Previously, he released the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Expensive,” “Ego Death” with Kanye West, Skrillex and FKA Twigs, and “Purple Emoji” with J. Cole in 2019.