Drake, whose sophomore album, ‘Take Care,’ comes out next month, says the project — which includes an appearance by Stevie Wonder — reflects the way his life has evolved.

Drake says ‘Take Care’ is about the way life has changed for him since he became famous, telling Entertainment Weekly, “This album is about living it and owning it and letting you know exactly what I go through. It’s not Drake on ‘So Far Gone’ and it’s not Drake on ‘Thank Me Later.’ I can’t go back to the old me. It’s impossible.”

Wonder plays a solo on one track, and Drake says of the collaboration, “I had a song that’s very powerful. It’s called ‘Doing It Wrong’ and Stevie boosted it to another level.”

Drake’s not a fan of reviews written before an album is released. “I just want people to be able to form their own opinion,” he says, adding, “And I just want everybody to have that experience, whatever city you’re in, to listen to it in your atmosphere. Whether it’s in your headphones at the gym, or your car, however you do your music thing. I just want you to have that experience before you read how this beat sounds or this person’s favorite line or them saying what the worst song on the album is. Reviews condition people. At the end of the day, a lot of human minds are malleable.”

‘Take Care’ will be released on October 24 — which is also Drake’s 25th birthday. A deluxe version containing bonus tracks is also expected to come out on the same day.

[Entertainment Weekly, via PopCrush]