New Music: August Alsina – ‘Wait’

Fans didn’t have to “Wait” long for new music from August Alsina.

After dropping the video for his Drugs title track, the New Orleans crooner unleashes another song. “Wait” finds Alsina harmonizing over a mellow instrumental, discussing a complex relationship.

“If you gotta leave, girl, I won’t stop you, so do what you gotta do,” he sings. “I don’t want you to go, but I got a few things in life that I gotta do / I’m not telling you to wait on me…But I’m hoping that you wait.”

The concept seems to fall in line with the inspiration behind his recently-announced Drugs album, which is said to be about the many women in his life.

“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said of the title. “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.”

Earlier this week, Alsina dropped the music video for “Drugs,” in which he’s seduced by sirens of the sea. Both tracks are expected to land on his third album Drugs, the follow-up to 2015’s This Thing Called Life.

Listen to “Wait” below.