Drake drops his new single “Toosie Slide” after a snippet of the song became a viral hit on TikTok. The platinum-selling artist announced the single earlier this week and unveiled the single art along with the release date.
After a snippet of Drake’s upcoming single “Toosie Slide” hit the web, TikTok exploded with videos of people dancing to the song. Earlier this week, the Grammy Award-winning artist announced the full version of the song would arrive on April 3. He shared a photo of the single’s art and a caption that read simply, “THURSDAY @ MIDNIGHT @toosie @ozmusique.”
Toosie, who Drake tagged in the post, shared an Instagram video of himself and some friends dancing to the “Toosie Slide.” During an interview with Rolling Stone, Toosie revealed that Drake had sent them the song snippet and asked for their help in creating a dance that would garner TikTok fame.
Drake and director Theo Skudra also built the video for the pandemic, as self-isolation and social distancing become familiar mandates. He wears a face mask and gloves in the video and showcases the palatial emptiness of his current situation. The video opens by scanning a vacant Toronto; at the end, fireworks go off, with no one else in sight to see them.
Check out the music video below.