August Alsina returned with his new song “Drugs” on Friday (Jan. 6), and later he revealed that it’s actually the title track off his forthcoming third studio album as well.
The New Orleans native announced the news in a video on Instagram. “Today is a beautiful day for me, I’m finally able to drop new music. I just dropped my new song, the title track. It’s called Drugs,” he said in a video post on Instagram.
According to August, the title is a reflection of a major realization the singer had while crafting new music.
“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”
This marks the start of a new era for the singer. “Sooooo f**king excited to finally be able to release new music!!!!” he wrote. “Thank you all for being so patient with me on my journey… Im so proud to share all of the newness with yal & spread vibrations of love through the music.”
Drugs will follow Alsina’s 2015 offering This Thing Called Life and his 2014 debut Testimony.
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