T-Pain hasn’t released a solo album since 2011’s rEVOLVEr, but it looks like the drought is coming to an end.
Teddy P vows to release his forthcoming fifth album OBLiViON on Nov. 17. The effort has been preceded by a series of loose singles, including “Goal Line” with Blac Youngsta and “F.B.G.M.” with Young M.A.
To announce the release date, T-Pain shared a conversation he recently had on an airplane. “Dude, you were going pretty hard the whole flight,” a passenger reportedly told him. “Do you mind if I ask, who are you listening to?” The Auto-Tune King’s response? “My new album.”
It is unclear if OBLiViON is meant to replace the long-awaited and previously-announced Stoicville: The Phoenix, or if it’s simply another warm-up before the highly-anticipated project.
In August, T-Pain revealed that OBLiViON will also be his final album on RCA. “A lot of it’s produced by Dre Moon, he’s a new producer,” Pain told XXL at the time. “It was supposed to be a collab mixtape between him and I but then once some of the songs started getting to the label, the label was like, ‘Oh, this is a fucking album!’ And this would be my last album on the label. So, for them to accept this I’m like, oh, alright I’m free after this.”