Back in September, Tory Lanez wiped his Instagram clean and tweeted, “It’s been real,” without any explanation.
Fans speculated that Lanez was heading to jail, as a result of his ongoing court case stemming from allegations that he shot Megan Thee Stallion in the feet back in 2020. However, Lanez put that speculation to rest, and in a series of social media post, announced that his new album, Alone At Prom, was on the way.
Channeling a character he dubbed Ashton Rain, Lanez confirmed that Alone At Prom is going to sound like it was pulled straight from the 80s. “Lady Of Namek” is full of hard-hitting synths, and finds Lanez stepping back from hip-hop and R&B, and embodies the sound and feel of the decade it truly belongs it.
According to Lanez, Rain is “a mixture of Hall & Oates, Toto, Michael Jackson, Rick James and more,” and pays homage to a time when “music was so retro and nostalgic that the character had to be created and authenticated through film, picture and music video.”