The rapper has started work on the follow-up to 2011's Take Care and is expected to collaborate with Jamie xx, 2 Chainz and Noah '40' Shebib on material.
"I'm in a different mindset now that I'm very proud of," Drake told Billboard.
"It's going to be a very interesting album - probably, to be honest with you, conceptually one of the most exciting projects I've worked on, just because there's so many new things going on in my life."
The star has relocated to Los Angeles from Toronto to work on the collection and revealed that he needs change to help inspire new music.
"There's a new atmosphere. I'm getting to know new people," he explained. "Anybody knows that when it's new, that's when I thrive. When there's new things to talk about that's really when I get off."
Drake's second studio album Take Care reached number five on the UK chart and topped the US Billboard 200, selling over 1.6 million copies in the States to date.
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Watch the music video for Drake and Rihanna's 'Take Care' below: