Kanye West Changes New Album Name to 'Waves'
Published Jan 26, 2016It doesn't look like Kanye West's Swish is coming out anymore. To clarify, a full-length titled Swish apparently won't arrive on February 11, as the rapper has gone ahead and changed his album's name again. According to his Twitter account, the forthcoming LP is now titled Waves.
Kanye West announced the name-swap tonight (January 26), writing:
New album title, WAVES— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 27, 2016
While West had been bandying about the album title Swish for some time now, it wasn't the first name he thought up for the forthcoming LP. At one point, it had been going by the title So Help Me God.
West also used his social media account to note that he's plenty proud of what he's produced this time around.
A tracklisting reveal over the weekend confirmed that the collection now titled WAVES features recent G.O.O.D. Fridays entries "No Parties in L.A." and "Real Friends," as well as "Fade" and "Wolves."
This is not album of the year. This is album of the life.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 26, 2016
UPDATE (01/27, 12:25 p.m.): In a surprise to absolutely no one, Kanye has now also changed the tracklisting for Waves. You can see the revamped tracklist below, which hints at the involvement by A$AP Rocky, The-Dream and Swizz Beatz.
Earlier today, it was announced that West will be premiering his new album during the "Yeezy Season 3" event, February 11 at Madison Square Garden. Movie theatres around the globe will be streaming the event live. The evening had been teased as the "world premiere of the album Swish in its entirety," but it appears as if it'll now be the premiere of Waves. You'll find out more info over here.