Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West‘s affiliate Virgil Abloh treated some lucky concertgoers to an early listen of his highly-anticipated SWISH album this week.
According to reports, Abloh teased some United Kingdom hip-hop heads to a preview of Yeezy’s “Fade” a couple nights ago.
Kanye West is still working on his “sonic painting” Swish, but Virgil Abloh is quenching the thirst with a new teaser. While DJing at XOYO in London last night, the DONDA creative director—under his DJ alias Flat White—played his pal’s unreleased song “Fade” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone for clubgoers in longer form. (Rap-Up)
Although brief with details, Yeezy promised fans could expect a “sonic-painting” when the album comes out earlier this month.
“I don’t want to overly describe it or overly try to hype it up. I’ve been working slow. I had a while to work on it and I separated a couple of tracks – and gave them to other people like ‘Four Five Seconds’ to Rihanna and the joint on the Weeknd album, ‘Tell Your Friends.’ I [have] still kept working trying to find [what will appear] on my album. I’m just going into the lab every night. It’s sounding good, it’s like a sonic painting and it gets better and better every week.” (Real 92.3)
Recently, G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Travi$ 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)