It hasn’t even been a year since Drake dropped his “playlist” More Life, an album which both polarized and strengthened his fanbase. Though there was definitely an outcry for a more traditional rap offering such as the critically acclaimed Views, More Life still became his seventh consecutive number one album according to the Billboard 200, in addition to breaking several streaming records.
Since August, Drizzy has been boasting that new music is on the way, and has even gone to name a collaboration with Quavo. Judging from photos taken of his new home studio in Toronto that were shared via Instagram this Summer, we think its safe to say that Drake has remained busy and loyal to making new music. But talk of a new Drake album went dry once he went on his current, “Boy Meets World” Tour.
But during a “Boy Meets World” Tour stop in New Zealand just a few days ago, Drake debuted a new track. “Please don’t stand at my grave and cry though / I’m not there, they made it so I can never really die, no,” Drake sang. “Please don’t stand at my grave and cry though / Pop champagne, scream my words.” You can watch a fan video of Drake debuting his new track below.
Drake performing a New Song ??pic.twitter.com/Hf2uwZXMXG
— Drake ? (@TalkOnRoad) November 6, 2017
Though he didn’t announce the song’s title or when it would be released to the masses, at the song’s completion, Drake went on to assure his fans that he’s been on his grind. “I’m always working for you,” Drake assured his New Zealand fans. “I’m never sitting around, wasting my time. I’ve got sh*t coming for you. Don’t worry.”
London On Da Track recently told Rap-Up that he may have some new material with the 6 God down the line. “Well, I’ve sent him a few things and hopefully he’ll be able to share those things to the world,” he said. “I don’t want to spoil any surprises.”
If a new Drake album is coming in 2018, we would bet that fans receive a few warm-up singles in the remaining months of 2017. Aside from traveling the world on his “Boy Meets World” Tour, Drake has been busy throwing lavish Re-Bar Mitzvah parties and teasing Timbaland collaborations. Knowing that Drizzy is a fan of giant gestures, we suggest keeping your eyes peeled for news regarding his new album. Who knows, from renting billboards to rocking specialty sneakers, we think Drake could use any number of ways to promote his upcoming venture.
The “Boy Meets World: Australia & New Zealand Tour” is set to continue through Nov. 20 in Melbourne. And for more updates regarding Drake’s upcoming album, we suggest checking back with us, in addition to following Champagne Papi on Instagram.