Is Diddy's Last Train to Paris being delayed by a case of nerves?
The hip-hop magnate opened up to British music magazine NME about the forthcoming alum from his Diddy-Dirty Money project and said the album, which features the Bad Boy Records CEO crooning at points, is a departure from his usual fare.
He said that Last Train has taken time to get a proper reception for many reasons, including the love story told by the songs and his singing.
"There's definitely nerves," Diddy explained. "It's nerve-wracking because there's more singing for me. You have a new concept, and it took people a while to buy into it.
"I think a lot of times people forget how many hits I've had," he later added. "I take pride in having hit records that still play in clubs now. I take people on a musical journey, and when we bring that up to date it just gets even more intense."
Diddy has been promoting the project — which contains collaborations with Drake and Justin Timberlake, among others — for some time now.
The Drake-assisted "Loving You No More" arrived in August; the track is an uptempo number with pulsating drums and ticklish piano stabs.
The Toronto lyricist's mentor, Lil Wayne, teams with Timberlake and Diddy on the woozy "Shades," which arrived last month and was produced by Timbaland.