Kanye West Discusses New Album, Hints at Fall Release
Published Jul 21, 2014After giving us mere morsels, Kanye West has finally offered up some more substantial news regarding his upcoming new studio album. In the artist's GQ cover story, he opened up about the new LP.
The artist didn't offer a title for his upcoming seventh solo album, but he did say that it will most likely be out in September, with a single on its way in less than a month.
"I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running," Kanye said. "But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child."
Yeezy also opened up about his creative process, explaining that nothing ever feels done. "It's difficult sometimes," he said, adding, "But now, for the new album, one new thing could change everything. I had an idea of the way I wanted to do the album. And then I got a new song that's so good that the album has to be balanced against it. This song is a song that can be in the club like 'Don't Like' or 'Niggas in Paris.'"
As for the album's lead single, it will be a song called "All Day." Kanye shared a few lines from the track, explaining that it was inspired by Jay Z. "Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called 'All Day,' that usually Jay would say, but Jay's not on there," he said. "So I say, 'All day, nigga, it's Ye, nigga. Shopping for the winter, it's just May, nigga. Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, nigga. You ain't getting money unless you got eight figures.' Right? Jay would have said that."
Kanye also added that "All Day" will ease people into the project, which is far less abrasive than Yeezus. "But the balance of a meal is that when people walk in, they want water first," he said. "People definitely weren't getting water first on Yeezus. I do fight with myself to say, 'Keep fighting.' But also, you know, you can't win every single fight. It's a long war, and if you're out there trying to, like, blow up every single building, you won't win the war."
Stay tuned for more information on Kanye West's latest LP as it becomes available. The new track "God Level" is available in the Adidas ad below.