The duo’s new song dropped overnight on OVO’s Soundcloud and was promoted on social media by Future Hendrix himself. He and Champagne Papi recently came together for another track titled “Life is Good,” and they famously co-authored the chart-topping 2015 mixtape What a Time to Be Alive.
“Déjà vu, you wanted things and you got ’em / Déjà vu, I wanted smoke and I got it,” Drake ruminates on “Desires.”
The new songs are expected to lead into a highly anticipated follow-up to their 2015 project. What a Time notably featured the single “Jumpman,” which not only climbed to No. 12 on the Billboard charts but also achieved meme status thanks to a clumsy Taylor Swift on a treadmill.
Drake, who was crowned the most-streamed artist of the 2010s by Spotify, was also nominated for two Grammys at the 62nd annual ceremony, held last Sunday. Although he came home empty-handed, Drake can rightfully say he was nominated every year last decade except 2017. Last year, Future won for Best Rap Performance for the Black Panther track “King’s Dead.”
In recent days, Drake was among the many celebrities to post an emotional tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash the morning of the Grammys. On Instagram, Drake wrote, “It can’t be,” alongside a photo of his personalized leather jacket honoring Bryant’s farewell season in 2016.
Listen to “Desires” above.