Usain Bolt announces he will release his debut album next week as he returns to the spotlight following the birth of his daughter Olympia

He recently became a dad for the first time in June, when his partner Kasi Bennett gave birth to a daughter named Olympia Lightning.

And Usain Bolt has announced he will release his debut album next week, following a four-year-long retirement consisting of event appearances and brand endorsements.

The Jamaican sprinter, 35, will distribute his highly-anticipated Country Yutes LP through his very own label, 9.58 Records, which has seen him drop singles such as It’s A Party and It A Work already.

Taking to Instagram last week, the eight-time Olympic Gold Medallist shared the artwork for his masterpiece.

It sees the man of many talents hanging out at his home studio with his manager and childhood friend Nugent ‘NJ’ Walker.

Wearing an eye-popping pink-and-black striped tee and matching shorts, Usain’s impressive workroom overlooks an exotic pool, complete with inflatables and overhanging palm trees.

‘”Country Yutes” Debut Album Pre- Save 03.09.21 ⚡️⚡️⚡️,’ the Lightning Bolt penned in his caption.

Usain bid farewell to the 100-metre track after tearing his hamstring at the 2017 World Athletics Championships,

His career change shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans, since he told Zip 103 FM back in February that he was ‘working on some new rhymes’.

‘Knowing the whole pandemic, we’re not trying to rush anything, we’re taking our time to make sure the music comes out at the right time,’ the fastest runner in the world began.

‘We also have an EP that we are working on, so that should be something interesting. We’re just trying to get a foothold, trying to make people understand that we’re not just here joking around.

‘We’re serious about the music, so we’re just going to take our time. Just like in track and field, it’s all about work and dedicating and just taking our time,’ he concluded.

It comes after Usain’s partner Kasi Bennett, 31, gave birth to the athlete’s first child on June 14, a daughter named Olympia Lightning.

The proud dad took to Twitter soon afterwards to wish his beau a happy birthday as they begin a new chapter of their lives together.

Usain uploaded a series of images of Kasi draped in a flowing ballgown as she sat cradling their little girl.

He wrote: ‘I want to wish my gf @kasi__b a happy birthday. I get to spend ur special day with u. I want nothing but happiness for u & will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on ur face.

‘We have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt [sic].’