The OVO Sound crew is making some serious plays this year, but we continue to anticipate new music from Brampton’s own Roy Woods. In the past few months, we’ve heard new music from Drake, Popcaan, and the ever-mysterious PartyNextDoor. However, we’re still waiting on new music from Roy Woods. The “Gwan Big Up Urself” singer hasn’t released a full-length project since 2020’s Dem Times, which felt like it, unfortunately, fell under the radar and didn’t receive the recognition it truly deserves.
Since then, Roy Woods has warmed up his fans with a slew of records including numerous remixes. Around the time Drake released Certified Lover Boy, Woods flipped “Girls Want Girls” into a RoyMix. Then, he shared a number of singles in 2022, including his collab with DJ Charlie B, “Speeding” and “Insecure.” Each of these records left fans excited for more but he’s yet to provide a concrete date on when his next project will drop. However, we hope that it’s soon.
Roy Woods Shares His Latest Single, “Don’t Love Me”
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Woods delivered an anthem for part-time lovers with “Don’t Love Me.” UpNorth and Crater deliver a woozy and spacey beat that’s perfect for Woods’ vibrato melodies. Throughout the record, Roy Woods details an on-and-off again relationship as he hopes for more transparency within that bond. “You know I’m bullshit shawty/ But girl, I tried to tell you not to love me,” he said. Roy clearly isn’t adhering to the Valentine’s Day agenda on his latest anthem, and perhaps, that’s what more people need around this time of year.
It seems that “Don’t Love Me” might land on his next project, Mixed Emotions, which will be executive produced by Drake. “He wanted to join the process, so I said ‘Yeah, of course,’” he told HNHH. “I wanted to get my album the best way I could, and with his help, it was perfect. He had a very similar vision of what I wanted, so it wasn’t hard for us to pick songs and go through songs together.” We’ll keep you updated on Mixed Emotions. Press play on his new single above.
Please, don’t say you’re in love
We both know that we go back
We’re like bread and butter
Girl, ever since we linked up
You’ve had feelings mixed up