Kanye West Shows Off His New Album at Listening Party in Paris
Published Sep 25, 2014The wait for a new Kanye West album may soon be over, as the rap god reportedly premiered his latest LP at a listening party last night (September 24) in Paris.
The news comes from Brooklyn-based rapper and Kanye collaborator Theophilus London, who had posted a picture of himself and Yeezus at an event during Paris Fashion Week, Consequence of Sound points out. He goes on to explain that West ended up "playing his new album 3 times in a dark room of 20 people last night and moshing drunk with mad babes" at an unspecified location.
After this began making the rounds over social media, London made subsequent tweets that confirmed he's also on the LP. Other rumoured collaborators on the project include Pusha T and Travi$ Scott.
GQ that he had been planning on a fall release for the as-yet-untitled project, contemplating a launch date sometime between September and November. While music has yet to leak from the album in full, a single called "All Day" had originally been scheduled for a summer release. So far only a rough version of the single has appeared, though it was quickly taken down.
So shortly after this picture I Only remember kanye playing his new album 3 times in a dark room of 20… http://t.co/GuUbb8A2xY— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) September 25, 2014
Of the album as a whole, West noted that the record is apparently less abrasive than his 2013 set Yeezus. He added that fans can ease themselves into this upcoming effort more so than that last LP.
"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."
A snippet of a track called "God Level" made in into an Adidas commercial a few months ago, and a clip from a song called "Awesome" appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but it's unclear if either will appear on the forthcoming LP.