On the heels of November’s Care Package EP, Omarion is hard at work on his fourth solo album, titled Love & Other Drugs.
The album, which shares its name with a 2010 romcom starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, marks Maybach O’s first full-length project since he signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group last year. He feels it’s an important marker in his career, given his maturity and recent experiences in love.
“I’ve matured and experienced older women, experienced certain things in love and to life,” Omarion told VIBE. “It’s like I’m speaking differently. Speaking from more of an honest place where I’ve actually experienced [things]. Because when men go through something with a woman it’ll change your whole point of view. It’ll make you poetic and all kinds of shit.”
Omarion says he wants to revive the conversational, classic R&B of artists like Jodeci and R. Kelly. And he’ll have some help. On Love & Other Drugs, he’s reunites on-wax with Def Jam hot girl Jhené Aiko, who also came up in Chris Stokes TUG camp in the early 2000s. He’s also recently collaborated with Sultan + Ned Shepard and Nervo for the electro dance track, “Army” (listen below).
Love & Other Drugs is set for release later this year.