Praise Yeezus — Kanye West is bestowing another album onto the world. The rapper recently tweeted that his new album will be called So Help Me God, though many fans were probably wondering why it wasn't called "So Help Me Kanye" instead. Along with the title, West revealed what appears to be cover art for the album — a symbol for the Virgin Mary — which ties in perfectly with the title and apparent theme of the work. But while West may be dropping a ton of clues about his new album, he's not giving it all away. In fact, the one thing he's hiding is the thing that fans probably want to know the most, and that's when the album is set to drop. How long can West keep us waiting?
There's good news and bad news. Let's start with the bad: West stated to Power 105 that release dates are "100% played out" and that the drop of So Help Me God will most likely be a surprise. That's terrible if you're the kind of person who hates surprises and loves making Kanye countdown calendars, but it's hard to complain too much about it. The strategy worked ridiculously well for Beyonce and Drake, and that's a good enough reason as any to jump on the surprise album wagon.
The good news? West's album can be expected relatively soon. He announced back in July of 2014 that fans would hear his new stuff soon, even stating that he considered September of 2014 as a possible release date but decided that he'd rather wait so he can work on his line for Adidas and be with his child. He has released four new songs from the album already, his Rihanna and Paul McCartney collaboration "FourFiveSeconds," "Only One," "Wolves," and, most recently the single "All Day" which he premiered at the BRIT Awards this March. The rapper is clearly anxious to deliver new music to the world, and I have a feeling he can't hold back on the album for much longer.
Fingers crossed that we get that iTunes alert really soon — you can't keep us waiting forever, Yeezy.