Kanye West has announced that his new record will be called So Help Me God, and that it's "80 per cent done".
The rapper, who performed at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night, announced his new album title on Sunday.
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West told radio show The Breakfast Club that the album was "80 per cent done", and that the sound is feel-good and the release date will be a surprise.
When asked about his new record, West said it would feature “bars, songs, cookout - music that just feels good.”
“My last album was a protest of music,” he added. “This album’s just embracing the music, embracing joy, and just being of service to the people.”
This will be an artistic shift after the spiky, synth-heavy, industrial sound on 2013 album Yeezus, which featured thought-provoking songs about how black men had been enslaved by fashion, as well as musings on fame and drug use.
Kanye West's fashion quotes
Kanye West's fashion quotes
1/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"We brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said, 'No.' How many motherfuckers you done seen with a jogging pant?"
2/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"No flip-flops on black dudes. Wear some hot-ass Jordans on the beach."
3/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"I could still do a suit, I just wouldn't have done that exact lapel situation."
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4/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"Do you think there'd be a Givenchy in the hood if it wasn't for that South Park photo?"
5/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"I'm talkin' about us, the new slaves, the people who love fashion. I'm talking about us, you know? 'Cause I'm a slave to it. I love it."
6/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"Nike told me, 'We can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete.' I told them, 'I'll go to the Garden and play one-on-no one.' I’m a performance athlete."
7/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"You know, that I'm not a real designer, that I'm not this. I'm not a real rapper, either!"
8/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"All I need is the breakthrough. The joint-venture for my clothing. Same as Stella McCartney has..."
9/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! We love Versace. Versace is the greatest designer of all time!"
10/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"We culture. Rap is the new rock 'n roll. We the rockstars. It's been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane!"
11/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"There wouldn’t be no song called ‘N****s in Paris’ without Lenny Kravitz, because he was the first n**** in Paris
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12/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
Everybody in New York City right now don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January.
13/13 Kanye West's fashion quotes
"We're making product with chitlins. T-shirts! That's the most we can make."
“Release dates is played out. The surprise is gonna be a surprise,” he said of the new record.
West added that becoming a father had changed his outlook on life, and spoke about how his collaboration with Paul McCartney on album track Only One had brought him closer to John Lennon.
“When I got past the Gucci store and got past how cool my jacket was, I finally was, like the song says, the man I always knew you could be. When I became a protector, a dad, a husband, I finally could stand up and stand for something.”Reuse content