Published Dec 04, 2017This summer, Kendrick Lamar claimed DAMN. could be played backwards in reverse order. It seems he wasn't kidding around, as a newly surfaced retail listing points to him releasing a new version of the album that will do just that.
As Pitchfork points out, a new collector's edition of DAMN. briefly surfaced on Microsoft's online music store. And while the listing was quickly taken down, it did show that the new version of Lamar's LP would be completely flipping the tracklist order of the original album, meaning previous closer "DUCKWORTH." is now the first track, while OG opener "BLOOD." is the finale. It is available for pre-order on clear vinyl via Umusic.
What's more, the new edition of the album apparently comes with some new artwork, which you can see above.
As of press time, however, Lamar's team has remained silent about the supposed DAMN. revamp.
Speaking to MTV News back in August, Lamar explained his backwards ambitions.
"I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards," he said. "It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm. It's one of my favourite rhythms and tempos within the album. It's something that we definitely premeditate while we're in the studio."
He continued: "I don't think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes. The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is ... this aggression and this attitude. You know, 'DNA,' and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it's almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am."