Drake to Release New Album, ‘Scary Hours 3,’ Weeks After His Most Recent Album

Drake took to Instagram recently to announce the release of his latest musical project, ‘Scary Hours 3,’ set to drop on 17th November at midnight. This marks the third installment in the ‘Scary Hours’ series, with the first EP released in 2018 and its sequel, ‘Scary Hours 2,’ releasing in 2021.

In a voiceover video accompanying the announcement, Drake shared some insights into the creative process behind the project. The rapper, known for his confident and unapologetic approach, expressed his assurance in the quality of the music he’s about to unleash. “I feel no need to appease anybody,” he declared, setting the tone for what promises to be another chart-topping release.

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“I’ll say this to you: I feel so confident about the body of work that I just dropped. I know I could go disappear for, whatever, six months, a year, two years,  even though I’m not really into the super lengthy disappearances for the sake of mystery,” Drake mused. He went on to draw parallels with the creative process reminiscent of his acclaimed project, ‘If You’re Reading This,’ citing a similar mental state that makes him feel like he’s on d***s, but without actually indulging.

What’s particularly intriguing is Drake’s revelation that the songs on ‘Scary Hours 3’ were made in five days, with no pre-written bars on the night ‘For All the Dogs’ was released. This spontaneous burst of creativity, he claims, is happening organically, without picking up from any unfinished material. As he aptly puts it, “And who am I to fight it?”

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This surprise release comes just a month after Drake had announced plans to take a break from music due to stomach problems. 

Adding to the excitement, Drake recently dropped a video for the track ‘First Person Shooter,’ a collaboration with J. Cole from the ‘For All the Dogs’ album. The two artists are set to hit the road together on the ‘It’s All a Blur — Big as the What?’ tour in 2024.

The tour, named after lyrics from their collaborative track, kicks off in Denver on 18th January 2024, and spans multiple cities, including Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis, Memphis, and more, before concluding in Birmingham, Alabama on 27th March 2024. This tour follows Drake’s successful 2023 ‘It’s All a Blur’ tour with 21 Savage, which featured 50 arena shows across North America.

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Drake’s latest studio album, ‘For All the Dogs,’ released last month, features many collabs including SZA, Bad Bunny, J. Cole and others.

-Britney Jones