Some artists are full of surprises, dropping albums out of the blue, creating tracks that feature brand-new, surprising influences, or adding a visual bonus to their already-fantastic music. Sure, these traits could describe Beyonce or Frank Ocean, but they also describe our beloved rapper who feels all of the feels, Drake. The "Take Care" rapper is the total package, so it's no surprise that just a few months after the release of his album Views Drake announced another major project. On Friday, the artist posted an Instagram picture that stated that Drake is releasing a short film, and fortunately for fans it's coming out way sooner than you might expect. But will Drake's new short film be online when it finally does drop? Here's what we know about the new short film.
Drake's Instagram post told us some key facts about the upcoming short film, including who Drake would be collaborating with on the project. The short film, titled Please Forgive Me (and already Drake-level emotional in title alone) is a collaboration between Drake and Anthony Mandler, a music video and film director famous for videos like Rihanna's music video for "Diamonds," Lana Del Rey's short film Tropico, and a slew of Drake's own videos like "Find Your Love" and "Over." With music by producer Noah "40" Shebib, this is one movie worth getting hyped over — and did I mention that it's officially dropping on Sept. 30?
While it's awesome that we won't have to wait very long for Drake's upcoming short film, where we can watch it is also important. Drake has yet to announce where fans of his work can watch the new film when it drops, but I think it's safe to say that it won't be coming to a movie theater near you any time soon. Instead, it's far more likely that Drake's short film will be online, where fans will have relatively easy access to it. That is consistent with Drake's short film track record, which began with the release of his 2015 short film Jungle.
One place Drake's Please Forgive Me could end up is on Vimeo. That's one of the current video hosting platforms on which Jungle resides, so it makes sense for Please Forgive Me to also be available via Vimeo. It's not the only place that hosts Jungle: Jungle is also available via YouTube on Drake's official VEVO page. In addition, Jungle currently has a home at Drake's official website under a section labelled "Videos." It's different from the section of his website that features music videos, so it's possible that Please Forgive Me will fit in right alongside Jungle on this page.
Though Jungle isn't currently listed under the videos on Drake's TIDAL page or Apple Music page, his music videos are. Though we won't know until Please Forgive Me drops, there is a chance it could join his music videos like "Hotline Bling" and "Started From The Bottom" on either (or, perhaps, both) of these streaming services.
Here's hoping Drake tells us where we can find Please Forgive Me soon — waiting a month is hard enough.