In a recent interview with GQ, Kanye West divulged a few details on his life including his marraige to Kim, being a father, and the followup to his magnum opus Yeezus. Some rumors speculated that the album would be released in the summer like his last effort or as a surpise a la Beyonce. However, it seems that Kanye is leaning more towards a fall release, with hopes of releasing the first single, “All Day,” in the next couple of weeks.
In regards to his followup-album, Kanye said: “I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. 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.”
Previous reports have also stated that the album will be 12 tracks long and will contain “mostly a mixture of soul and tamed Yeezus-esque darkness [but] nothing abrasive. In other accounts, Kanye has also stated that the forthcoming LP will be like his Born In the U.S.A.
On his new single “All Day”:
“I think just my usual pattern is like that. It’s like a pendulum. The pendulum gains momentum by swinging in the other direction. 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. 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. And then eventually I would have came in with, like, whatever I come in with. But the balance of a meal is that when people walk in, they want water first. 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.”
Hear a snippet of “God Level,” which was used in the ‘adidas’ World Cup commercial.