4.9.2016

Drake Announces ‘Views From the 6’ Release Date

It’s official. Drake has finally announced a release date for his highly-anticipated fourth album, Views From the 6.

During episode 19 of OVOSOUND Radio on Saturday (Apr. 9), the Toronto native took to the airwaves to reveal an April 29 date. “Views is dropping April 29,” the “Hotline Bling” rapper proudly announced.

“It’s something that I’ve been working really hard on, myself and 40… Trying to craft a lifestyle track, a sound for our city,” he said. “It’s not a short ting. There’s a lot of music on there. You’ll have your full share of Drake music for the summer and for the year—forever.”

Earlier this week, the 6 God dropped two singles from the project, the Wizkid and Kyla-assisted “One Dance” and “Pop Style” featuring Jay Z and Kanye West. He debuted a new verse for the latter during OVOSOUND Radio.

Views From the 6 marks the follow-up to 2015’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

“It’s going to be what everybody expects and wants from Drake and from us,” Noah “40” Shebib told The New York Times of Views. “A lot of introspection, very vivid. He’s discovering new flows, new cadences, new patterns.”