In a new interview with GQ, in addition to discussing his marriage to Kim Kardashian, his relationship with the paparazzi, and his foray into the fashion industry, Kanye West also opened up about his new music — and it might be coming out sooner than you think. West's last studio album, Yeezus, was just released last summer, but it seems like he's almost ready to debut some new material. So, when can we expect West to release his next album? The rapper told GQ that he was still undecided, but a September release is "most likely."
One of the songs West referenced is his new single, "All Day." After sharing some lyrics from the track, he suggested that his upcoming album could end up sounding a little more radio-friendly than Yeezus:
Cleary, West understands that the songs on Yeezus aren't nearly as accessible as some of his earlier work ("All Falls Down," "Gold Digger," "Stronger," etc.), and that could explain why a couple of the album's singles underperformed. But if you're a hardcore West fan and the idea of a more radio-friendly album makes your skin crawl, don't fret. West explained that his vision for the new album isn't set in stone just yet:
So, what are the takeaways here? We could be hearing West's new single, "All Day," in just a couple of weeks, and his new album will most likely arrive sometime in September! I really miss hearing West on top 40 radio. Personally, I'm hoping that this new project will help him recreate some of the massive crossover success he experienced during 2007 and 2008. I'm anxious to hear what he's come up with.