For Big Sean’s fourth album titled I Decided, which is set to drop Feb. 3., he revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly the project’s source of inspiration.
“I was just at this Motown exhibit with Berry Gordy with my mom. He was talking about Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder and the Temptations and how one of the things they did was inspire people. They inspired people to have a good time, to do better — to be a better version of themselves. That really stuck with me. That’s what I want to do, too,” says Sean.
He spoke on the album focusing on the process of rebirth. “I [told my friend], ‘Sometimes I feel like I was an old man and didn’t succeed in life and asked for a second chance, and this is my second chance.’ He was like, ‘Make that the album.’ People who can be inspired by it, that’s who I’m doing it for. Everybody else can f–k off or whatever.”
Sean’s last album Dark Sky Paradise, released in 2015 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in March 2015. The album held hits such as “Blessings” and “Play No Games.” In 2016, Sean joined girlfriend, and singer Jhene Aiko, for creating their new group, Twenty88. Just last month, he released new tracks “Bounce Back” and “No More Interviews” in October.
This month, he released more tracks like “Moves” and “Living Single” featuring Chance The Rapper and Jeremih.