Drake: how to listen to Scary Hours 2 EP, what songs are included - and when will Certified Lover Boy come out?

The rapper was expected to release his forthcoming new album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’ in January, but there has been delays due Drake sustaining an injury

Friday, 5th March 2021, 1:17 pm

On 4 March, Canadian rapper Drake dropped his latest EP, Scary Hours 2, just one day after he announced it was to be released.

The global music star was set to release his new album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ in January 2021, but it was delayed after he underwent knee surgery in late 2020.

So, what songs are on his latest EP and where can you listen to it? This is everything you need to know.

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Drake dropped his new EP, Scary Hours 2, just one day after announcing he would release it (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Drake dropped his new EP, Scary Hours 2, just one day after announcing he would release it (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

What is ‘Scary Hours 2’ about?

Drake released the first Scary Hours EP in 2018, which featured “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity”.

The rest of his songs were released later that year on studio album, Scorpion.

The second edition includes songs “What’s Next,” “Wants and Needs,” and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” - with featured artists Rick Ross and Lil Baby.

Alongside the EP, a music video for “What’s next” also debuted, and was directed by Theo Skudra.

The Grammy award winner also relaunched OVO Sound Radio. Previously on Apple Music Radio and now on SiriusXM, it will now feature on 24-hour Sirius channel SOUND 42.

Where can you listen to his latest tracks?

You can now listen to the full EP on Apple Music and Spotify.

Subscribers can listen to the mini-album on the platforms for no extra cost.

When will ‘Certified Lover Boy’ be released?

Drake is expected to release his sixth studio album later in 2021, ‘Certified Lover Boy’ has been delayed as the rapper-songwriter nurses a knee injury.

DJ and US radio host Akademiks previously predicted that ‘Certified Lover Boy’ will drop in “April or before” – he has now suggested the release of Drake’s new album could come in mid-March.

Announcing the release of his new EP on OVO Sound, Drake updated fans on the status of his new album, but did not provide a specific date.

He said: “CLB is currently being chef’d in every way possible. I don’t have an exact date, but it’s in the pot and it’s coming soon.”

He added that he has been working closely with his collaborators Noel Cadastre and Noah “40” Shebib.

What happened to his knee?

In October 2020, Drake announced that he would release CLB in January this year, but confirmed in late January that this would not happen.

On 20 January, he shared on his Instagram that it has been postponed as he underwent rehab on his knee after a fall.

He said: “I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery.”

In early November, he shared a picture of his leg in a cast and wrote: “Start writing the best bounce back story now” on his Instagram.

He has not confirmed what caused the injury, other than stating it was due to a fall.