Drake has released a new project entitled Dark Lane Demo Tapes. The surprise new mixtape is a collection of previously leaked tracks, SoundCloud releases and what Drake called “new vibes” includes collaborations with Chris Brown and Playboi Carti. Frequent collaborator Future appears on two songs, ‘Desires’ and ‘D4L’. The latter also features Young Thug.
Dark Lane Demo Tapes also features the already released singles ‘Toosie Slide’, ‘When To Say When’ and ‘Chicago Freestyle’.
After several reports of leaks and rumours surrounding the project, Drake confirmed the mixtape on Instagram earlier today, 1 May. He wrote in a caption: “My brothers @oliverelkhatib @ovonoel put together a lot of the songs people have been asking for (some leaks and some joints from SoundCloud and some new vibes). DARK LANE DEMO TAPES out everywhere at midnight…”
Drake also confirmed that his sixth studio album, the follow up to 2018’s Scorpion which featured hits ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Nice For What’ and ‘In My Feelings’, will be dropping at some point in the summer of this year.
In mid-April, Drake appeared on Diddy’s Instagram Live to discuss his latest project. “I’m working on the album. I’ve been working on it for a while now,” he said. “I remember the last time I had to sit down was when I tore my ACL. And I made a great album out of that. Obviously, God has us all inside the house right now sitting down, so the amount of focus I’m able to put into this album is probably way different than it would’ve been.”
This will be Drake’s first mixtape since 2017’s ‘More Life’, which spawned songs like ‘Fake Love’ and ‘Passionfruit’.
Check out Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ full track listing below:
‘When To Say When’
‘Chicago Freestyle’ [feat. Giveon]
‘Not You Too’ [feat. Chris Brown]
‘Desires’ [feat. Future]
‘D4L’ [Future, Drake & Young Thug]
‘Pain 1993’ [feat. Playboi Carti]
‘From Florida With Love’
‘Demons’ [feat. Fivio Foreign & Sosa Geek]
Dark Lane Tapes is out now and can be bought here.