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Drake’s ‘Scary Hours 3’ EP Set for Midnight Release on Thursday
Drake has reportedly outlined his intention to release a new EP. The 37-year-old rapper, known for “Rich Baby Daddy,” disclosed on Thursday that he is set to drop a surprise EP titled Scary Hours 3 at midnight. The announcement, posted on Instagram, serves as a sequel to his 2021 release, Scary Hours 2, with the caption “Scary Hours 3. Tonight at midnight.”
Accompanying the caption, he shared an approximately two-minute video captured at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall.
In a voiceover set against visuals of a car cruising through the streets of his Canadian hometown, Drake expresses his confidence in the recently released body of work, stating, “I feel no need to appease anybody. I feel so confident about the body of work I just dropped that I know I can go and disappear for whatever. Six months, a year, two years.”
While entering the empty arena and being handed a glass of red wine by a valet, Drake, with a laugh, expresses his aversion to extended disappearances solely for the sake of mystery. He shares that the creative process is unfolding in a unique manner, reminiscent of his experience with the 2015 album “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” describing it as a feeling akin to being on drugs.
Acknowledging the spontaneity of the situation, Drake comments, “I feel like I’m in that mental state without doing anything. Who am I to fight it?” He goes on to disclose that he wrote the songs for the EP in the last five days and emphasizes that when he released his most recent album, “For All the Dogs,” last month, he didn’t have “one bar written” for the forthcoming EP. Drake clarifies that it’s not a continuation of unfinished work but rather an organic and self-propelled creative occurrence, stating, “And who am I to fight it?”
Concluding the video, Drake, still holding his wine glass, takes a seat in the orchestra section to enjoy a performance by the orchestra. A white-gloved attendee presents an invitation featuring the EP title and its executive producers, which seem to include Kevin Durant and Noel Cadastre.
The surprise release of the Scary Hours 3 EP follows closely on the heels of Drake’s music video for “First Person Shooter” with J. Cole, unveiled just a day prior. Earlier in the week, Drake also shared news of upcoming tour dates, presenting The It’s All A Blur Tour — Big As The What?, set to commence on Jan. 18 in Denver and concluding in March in Birmingham, Alabama. With a total of 22 dates, the tour spans cities such as Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis, and more.