Published Sep 24, 2015In the age of surprise album drops, we've been going to bed every night hoping that the next day will be the one where Kanye West delivers his SWISH album. Earlier this month, he got our hopes up when he shared some new music from the release, but now the artist has suggested it's still a long way coming.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, he explained that he wanted to share some new music with his fans who were tuning in to his Yeezy Season 2 fashion show. However, he said he's not feeling rushed to finish it. "That's like a sonic landscape, a two-year painting. That song I played has been a year and a half in the making and it may be still a year from being complete. But it was to let people get a glimpse at the painting."
When pressed for more details on how long SWISH would take to complete, he said, "I'm not sure. I'm not worried about the years. I'm worried about the life and the body of work that I can put out while I'm breathing."
Kanye also discussed his supposed 2020 presidential campaign. When asked if he was still going to run, he said, "Oh, definitely," adding that he loves Republican candidate Ben Carson. "As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs."
That said, he also thinks he can have more of an impact through his other endeavours. "This is my theory: I think the world can be helped through design, so it's very important that I stay around creative, forward thinkers," he said. "It's very important that I continue to design, to be in practice of trying to make the best decisions possible. I hate politics. I'm not a politician at all. I care about the truth and I just care about human beings. I just want everyone to win, that's all I can say, and I think we can."
Other topics discussed included West's recent clothing designs and his drive to compete in the fashion world. You can read the whole interview here.