Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has stepped forward to provide fans with an update on his long-awaited SWISH solo album.
Although brief with details, Yeezy promised fans could expect a “sonic-painting” when the album comes out.
“I don’t want to overly describe it or overly try to hype it up. I’ve been working slow. I had a while to work on it and I separated a couple of tracks – and gave them to other people like ‘Four Five Seconds’ to Rihanna and the joint on the Weeknd album, ‘Tell Your Friends.’ I [have] still kept working trying to find [what will appear] on my album. I’m just going into the lab every night. It’s sounding good, it’s like a sonic painting and it gets better and better every week.” (Real 92.3)
Recently, G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Travi$ Scott said the delayed solo effort would be worth the wait.
“And man, that Kanye album? OK. Let me hang up before it gets crazy! [laughs] That Ye album is nothing to sleep on and that Ye album is coming very soon. It’s lit. G.O.O.D. Music.” (Beats 1)
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) October 30, 2015
A few weeks ago, new Yeezy music premiered through Kanye’s Soundcloud page.
The first is a reworking of the 808s & Heartbreak song “Say You Will” featuring Caroline Shaw, a composer who happens to be the youngest person to win a Pulitzer Prize for music, while the second is Kanye’s version of the Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends,” which Kanye produced for Beauty Behind the Madness. Though it’s not clear whether or not these songs will be on SWISH, they do at least give Yeezy fans hope that SWISH might actually happen one day. (Cosmopolitan)
Kanye recently talked about piecing together his new “Fade” song and long-awaited studio album, SWISH.
“We had a couple options and I just thought it sounded good against the people. For the 40 theaters across the globe, for the kids that all went to see it in theaters, I thought they’d be happy to hear some new music. I’ve been doing that [making a new album] too. 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,” Kanye explained. “It’s ‘currently’ called Swish. I’m forgetting even what the last name of it was now.” (Vanity Fair)