When Will Drake's "Pop Style" Be On Spotify? The Wait Won't Be Too Long Now
Another day, another Drake track — this time, two. Drake released two new songs on Tuesday ahead of his release of Views From The 6, which is coming later this month. "One Dance" and "Pop Style" are available on iTunes and Apple Music only — for now, so don't fret, Spotifiers. "One Dance" features Wizkid and Kyla and "Pop Style" is another very Drake-style meditation about the trials and tribulations of fame. It's also got Kanye and Jay Z, billed together as The Throne. (Maybe to remind us to listen to Watch The Throne, which is really good.) When will "Pop Style" and "One Dance" be available on Spotify? There ain't no tellin', but Drake is usually generous, so I bet it won't be far off now. Update: As of April 13, 2016, "Pop Style" and "One Dance" can now be streamed on Spotify.
Earlier: Drake's mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late, released in February of last year, was first available for purchase on iTunes, but showed up on the Spotify streaming service not long after. Billboard calculated the numbers: the mixtape "moved 535,000 units in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music, with pure album sales comprising 495,000 of that figure — all from digital downloads." It earned Drake his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. But this is a different game now.
With all the hype ahead of Views From The 6 and its imminent drop, it's possible that Drake might let the tracks chill on Apple for purchase, and then release "One Dance" and "Pop Style" along with the rest of the album. Not that that's a bad move. His marketing campaign for Views From The 6, which started in the year of our 6 god 2014, has been chill and fun, including ominous billboards, Drake's OVO collection debut, and a smattering of diss tracks that were available on Spotify right away. (I, of course, refer to "Charged Up" and "Back to Back," Drake's response to Meek Mill's ghostwriting accusations.)
Drake's track "Controlla" was also leaked, but he didn't seem salty about it at all. So, if you just can't wait for Drake to put these new tracks on Spotify to stream, you can buy them for $1.29 a pop right now. But, if you're sticking to your guns and proclaiming that you wanna wait because you already pay that $9.99 Spotify subscription, that's cool too. It's already April 5, so "Pop Style" and "One Dance" could show up on Spotify before you know it.