Just weeks after releasing his chart-topping eighth album, For All the Dogs, Canadian rapper/singer Drake is once again setting the stage for another release, announcing the upcoming Scary Hours 3 via a moody Instagram video. The EP, a follow-up to 2021's Scary Hours 2 and 2018’s Scary Hours, is set to release at midnight on Nov. 17.
The short promo video ends with Drake taking a seat as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, led by TSO music director Gustavo Gimeno, serenades him with the overture from Verdi's La Forza del Destino and a white-gloved attendant holds an invitation featuring the album title and what looks like a tracklist.
Per the video, Drake composed the EP's tracks in five days, beginning after the release of Dogs, which the rapper had previously hinted would be his last release before taking a hiatus. As Drake notes in the video, he could "disappear for six months, a year, two years, even though I’m not super into the lengthy disappearances." The announcement comes a day after Drake delivered a music video for the J Cole feature "First Person Shooter," which is worth a watch for its take on office gaming (with a couple of sidesteps into cinema-style sci-fi, street drama and kernels of dog-related visual humor).
Drake is still on (with J Cole) for his 2024 It’s All a Blur Tour — Big As the What? set to start in Denver on Jan. 18.