Drake releases two new songs as anticipation for 2020 album heats up: 'Gonna be fire'
Drake fans are in their feelings after the artist dropped two new surprise songs over the weekend.
Drake, 33, released two songs Saturday as fans began to wonder when they might expect to hear his next album. He previously told fans during an appearance at a DaBaby show in December 2019 that he was working on finishing his next album "so we can turn up in 2020," though a release date has not been formally announced.
The two songs, "When to Say When" and "Chicago Freestyle" were released together in a single NSFW music video, which begins with a nod to some of his major successes: "33 years: I gave that to the game / $33 mil: I save that for the rain / 500 weeks, I fill the charts with my pain," he raps.
"wow I’m real excited for a new album," @dgloforeva tweeted after hearing the new songs.
Other fans were mostly hoping the music indicated bigger things to come soon: "We like the leaked tracks but where the album drake," @ShatanXXIX wondered.
"After seeing that video i know drake's next album gonna be fire," added @Keemy_716.
2018's "Scorpion," Drake's most recent piece of work and fifth studio album, featured 25 songs including memorable hits like "God's Plan," "In My Feelings" and "Nice for What." USA TODAY's Maeve McDermott wrote at the time that the album was "entirely too long, but at least there’s a good album in between its filler tracks."
Drake previously released a new song and music video on Christmas Eve. "War," a feud-acknowledging track accompanied by a snow-filled video, shared his gripes with shallow social media use ("You ... spend too much time on captions, not enough time on action") and hinted at feuds he's been wrapped up in over the years ("Everyone I know has code names, anyone I'm beefin' with is a no name").