Nigerian superstar Davido in a new interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe is recounting how working on his 4th studio album, 'Timeless' was a therapeutic healing journey for him.
Davido recounted barely being able to be human but still pouring his heart into the creative process as he did not want people to support him out of pity when he finally released it.
The 'Unavailable' hitmaker tragically lost his firstborn son Ifeanyi whom he shared with his wife, Chioma Rowland in a drowning incident last year.
Speaking about the creative process with Lowe the artist highlighted creating the album helped him to calm down and anchored him.
"I actually recorded most of this album in my house where I live with my wife. So it was really only me, her and her sisters at the time, and then I had one of my boys staying with me.
But it gave me time to really calm down and yeah, it was a healing process because I was happy that, oh, I'm waking up today. I'm making music today. You know what I'm saying? I'm excited." The father of 6 recounted.
Davido went on to reveal that initially he had made 28 songs for the album (Timeless was released with 17 tracks) and he would listen to them daily while working out trying to get to his fans minds and see what they would totally vibe with.
"I used to wake up, I remember, sometimes I'd be tired so what I used to do is that I'd play, because I was in the gym, the songs that I had made for the album.
It was 28 songs after we'd kind of trickled it down, so I'd play the album from one to 28. So the whole time I'm gyming, I'm happy, it's new music. I'm already imagining how people going to react to it," the Grammy nominee told Lowe before adding;
"I'm imagining, I was a little kid, and I've been doing this for 12 years and it felt like this is the first time I'm ever going to drop music. It's the first time I'm about to go back on the road. You know what I'm saying?"
He emphasized his need to drop a killer album noting that he knew a lot of people were waiting on his comeback and he did not want pity support, he wanted support for having dropped something great!
"And I wanted the music to be so good because I already knew, me coming back, a lot of people were really, really expecting the album. But I didn't want to just come out and be like, "Yeah, he's been through a lot. We're going to support him.”
Yeah. So, like I was saying, in the gym, I'd play it, play it, play it. And we finally picked the songs and everything just came together. Everything would just come together, even with the ideas." Said Davido.