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Kanye Says New Album This Fall: “I think most likely September”

by • 2014/07/22 • ALL POSTS, MUSICComments (0)140

Ten days after Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Italy, writer Zach Baron interviewed the rapper for GQ. That conversation, which is now available online in its entirety, finds Kanye discussing his thoughts on Yeezus one year later (“I would have just liked to have had more nudity in it. That’s the only thing”) and why his wife’s advice is important (“In order to win at life, you need some Kim K skills, period”) alongside some more somber, serious moments about the price of superstardom; when Baron asks what it’s like when a viral photo of him looking bummed-out goes viral, West replies, “My feelings don’t matter anymore.”

He also divulged sparse details about his full-length follow-up to Yeezus, which he says is most likely coming this fall, with a new single potentially coming this summer. “I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running,” West told Baron in early June. In terms of the record, he says “I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November?” He also explained how one particular song kind of changed the direction the album was heading:

“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.” Whereas before I was working on the album and I had these beautiful songs, they were just more songs. They weren’t saying, “Okay, tuck your whole summer in.” They were just saying, “Hey, I’m a great musician, I make these beautiful songs, and they have all this meaning, and nobody can make anything that means this much.”

Read the complete interview over at GQ, and for some vintage Kanye check out our unabridged, 20,000 word cover story interview from 2008.

[Originally posted on FADER]

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