Canadian rapper Drake had a new single lined up to release on Grammy night, however the Toronto native seemed anxious to share the song “Started From The Bottom” with his fans. He released the track yesterday, exactly nine days earlier than planned. The song is the lead track from his upcoming third album.
Drake debuted the song via his OVO blog along with a note providing some info on his background. He wrote, “Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen.”
He continues: “I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.”
Drake’s album is due out later this year.