Two years after dropping the critically-acclaimed Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean rolls out his fourth studio album, I Decided.
The G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam offering comes with 14 star-studded tracks, featuring contributions from Eminem (“No Favors”), Jhené Aiko (“Same Time, Pt. 1”), Jeremih (“Light”), The-Dream (“Sunday Morning Jetpack”), Migos (“Sacrifices”), and Starrah and the Flint Chozen Choir (“Bigger Than Me”).
Sean’s G.O.O.D. boss Kanye West does not appear as a guest this time around, but his contributions can still be heard on “Bounce Back,” which was recently certified gold.
It’s an important album for Sean, who says it’s meant to display his maturity and wisdom over the course of a conceptual journey.
“I realized my whole life changed when I decided that life is about making the right decisions or the wrong decisions,” he told Jimmy Fallon. “The story of the album is, imagine going through life and you’ve made all the wrong decisions your whole life. You get to the end of your life and you say, ‘God, I did everything wrong. I didn’t work it out with the love of my life. I messed up with my parents. I’m not doing the job I was sent here for. Imagine something happens and you get one chance to redo it all. The album is basically a chance, to have that wisdom of an old man while you’re young, and going through life to figure it out.”
Now that I Decided. is out, Sean is gearing up to embark on his “I Decided. Tour,” which kicks off March 17 in Houston.
Stream I Decided. below.