Kanye West Describes His Upcoming Album As A “Sonic Painting”

It’s been a minute and some change since Kanye West’s last body of musical work, so the anticipation for his next project, titled Swish, is quite built up. Fans are waiting impatiently for the album’s release. But that wait might be extended as ‘Ye took a quick break from the studio to tell Big Boy’s 92.3 Los Angeles radio station what’s taking him so long on a recent radio show interview.

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“I don’t wanna overly describe it or overly try to hype it up,” Yeezy says. “We’re working slow. I’ve had a while to work on it. Then I separated a couple of the tracks that were on my album – getting the other people like ‘FourFiveSeconds’ the Rihanna one, the joint on The Weeknd’s album, ‘Tell Your Friends.’”

Although we’ve gotten singles such as All Day and Only One in the meantime during the wait, the perfectionist is still making sure the finishing touches being put on the album are just as he wants it. “I still just kept working and trying to find the language that I wanted to say on my album. Just going in the lab every night. It’s soundin’ good, like a sonic painting. And it gets better and better every week.”

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He also shared how his recent 808’s & Heartbreak concerts have revitalized his creativity flow. “For me it just let me express myself more and still do a creative jump. There’s definitely some vindication in performing that album that got panned when it dropped and people were just dissing me and calling me crazy, as usual, and now it basically became the sound of radio,” he expressed. “There was vindication in that. But then I didn’t want to just leave it at that and just do a remake of the old videos or the old visuals that you saw. I wanted to put a visual opera next to the modern tragedy that that album was.”