August Alsina returned with his new song “Drugs” earlier today (Jan. 6), and now he reveals that it’s actually the title track off his forthcoming album.
The New Orleans crooner announced the news in a video on Instagram. “Today is a beautiful day for me,” he said. “I’m finally able to drop new music. I just dropped my new song, the title track. It’s called ‘Drugs.'”
According to August, the title is a reflection of a major realization the singer had while crafting new music.
“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”
This marks the start of a new era for the singer. “Sooooo fucking excited to finally beable to release new music!!!!” he wrote to fans. “Thank you all for being so patient with me on my journey… Im so proud to share all of the newness with yal & spread vibrations of love through the music.”
Drugs is August’s third album following 2015’s This Thing Called Life and 2014’s Testimony.