Drake season is quickly approaching, as the 6 God nears the release of his forthcoming album, For All The Dogs. Slated to drop on Sept. 22, the OVO general announced during his Austin tour stop on Monday (Sept. 11) that the project’s first single will drop this week.
“I’m even going to say something tonight in Austin, Texas I haven’t said yet,” Drake said from the stage of the Moody Center. “I know y’all excited to hear the album. I know it’s, like two weeks out. I’m a drop a song for y’all this week. Yeah, yeah. What a time, what a time. I appreciate y’all. Deeply, by the way, I do. It’s a lot of love in Texas.”
Last week, Drake announced the once-elusive release date for For All The Dogs via Instagram. He posted an archival clip of his father, Dennis Graham, from the early ’90s, singing alongside a blues band on the local Toronto TV show Stormy Monday With Danny Marks.
From a collaboration standpoint, Drake has given out a few nuggets, including a feature from his Young Money counterpart, Nicki Minaj. Minaj briefly spoke about the upcoming track during an Instagram Live session. “The song I did with Drake recently definitely put me in the feels, like when we used to be doing Nicki Minaj TV on the Lil Wayne tour and stuff,” she recalled. “Fun times, right?”
For All The Dogs will be Drake’s eighth studio album and his first solo offering since his 2022 dance-centric project Honestly, Nevermind. Last November, he partnered with 21 Savage for Her Loss. Both releases bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.