We knew this was coming. Following a teaser reveal via social media influencer Toosie, fans were waiting for the release of a new song from Drake that involved a new dance of some sort, a formula that was sure to land the Canadian star at the top of the charts once again. Today, that song has arrived — Drake has released his new single titled “Toosie Slide,” obviously named after the aforementioned Instagram and Tik-Tok star.
The song is produced by OZ and sees Drake keeping things very simple with his infectious, melodic catchphrases:
“Baby, don’t you wanna dance with me? No?/
I could dance like Michael Jackson, I could give you satisfaction/
And you know we out here every day with it, I’ma show you how to get it/
It go right foot up, left foot, slide Left foot up, right foot, slide/
Basically, I’m sayin’, either way, we ‘bout to slide, can’t let this one slide.../”
The song comes with an accompanying visual courtesy of Theo Skudra, which shows Drake taking us on a tour inside — and outside — of his enormous mansion, which boasts a lot of unique paintings, a vast awards collection, KAWS figurines and more. The clip ends with a big fireworks display, a perfect ending to what amounts to the biggest “MTV Cribs” episode ever.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Toosie broke down how the collaboration of sorts came to fruition:
“Drake hit me up and was like, ‘Yo, I need your help...’ So he sends the record. It was just an idea at the time. It was just the hook and a verse. I came up with this dance. [Drake said,] ‘What you think? You think you can come up with a dance for this song that I made?’ So I sit down, listen to it. Luckily, I’m at [fellow social media stars] Ayo and Teo’s house with Hiii Key and all of us. We all chilling. We came up with it pretty fast. We just all pieced it together. We all contributed.”