Drake fans who tune into the rapper’s OVO Sound Radio Show for Beats 1 on Thursday will be in for a special treat. Apple Music announced that “Views From the 6,” which drops Friday on Apple Music, will be previewed in its entirety during the online radio program.
Apple Music, which has a deal with Drake, made the announcement Tuesday night on its Tumblr page, calling it a “Drake global listening party.” According to the Shade Room, the album will be previewed following Drake’s interview with Zane Lowe.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) April 26, 2016
As previously reported, the 29-year-old Toronto native released the cover art for “Views From the 6” earlier this week. In the image, he’s seen sitting on top of Toronto’s famed CN Tower. “To the city I love and the people in it… Thank you for everything #VIEWS,” he captioned the photo.
In addition to the album being released on Friday, tickets for Drake and Future’s “Summer Sixteen” tour will go on sale the same day. Their first stop will be in Austin, Texas, in July, and on Wednesday, he announced that more dates and tour stops had been added.
On his OVO Sound Radio Show earlier this month, Drake dished on “Views From the 6,” telling listeners that he and producer Noah “40” Shebib worked “really hard” on it. “Trying to craft a lifestyle track, a sound for our city,” he said. “There’s a lot of music on there. You’ll have your full share of Drake music for the summer and for the year. Forever.”
Drake’s OVO Sound Radio Show will air Thursday at 10 p.m. EDT.