IT’S ALMOST DRY is Pusha T’s long-awaited fourth studio album, expected to serve as a follow-up to his third studio album, DAYTONA, four years after its release.
In a January 2022 interview with Complex, Steven Victor, the head and A&R of Def Jam Records, said that the album would be coming soon and announced that he was putting the final touches on the album.
The first single for the record, “Diet Coke,” produced by Kanye West and 88-Keys was released on February 8, 2022.
It was speculated the project’s title would be It’s Not Dry Yet, this was accidentally revealed by YouTube Music on January 14, 2022. A month later, on a February 17 Complex interview, Push confirmed this was not the actual title.
The second single for the record, “Hear Me Clearly,” with Nigo was released on March 4, 2022. The song also landed a placement on Nigo’s sophomore album, I Know NIGO!.
On March 21, a German music retailer, CeDe.de revealed the April 8 release date of the project under the title of IT’S ALMOST DRY. On March 29, the site changed the date to April 22.
The third single for the album, “Neck & Wrist,” produced by Pharell Williams was released on April 6. The same day, Push announced the It’s Almost Dry Tour and confirmed the album’s reported title.
HOT 97 incorrectly reported an April 15, 2022 release date in the description of the video for Push’s interview with Ebro in the Morning but later deleted it. On the same day, April 12, Push held a private listening session of the album.
On April 18, 2022, Pusha T announced that a public listening party would be held in New York that same week. Later that day, Push officially announced the album’s release date while sharing a snippet from the then-unreleased, “I Pray For You.” The album ended up leaking on the same day, four days before its initial release.
The next day, Push officially announced the album’s artwork and the tracklist. .