SWISH is dead, long live Waves.
UPDATE: More names have been added to Kanye’s magical legal pad, including Earl Sweatshirt (as evidenced by Fonzworth Bentley’s Snapchat), as well as Chance the Rapper and Mike Dean, who also worked on Yeezus. [via Pigeons and Planes]
— MIKE DEAN! #MWA (@therealmikedean) January 27, 2016
When Kanye West originally announced his impossibly anticipated follow-up to Yeezus it was going to be called So Help Me God — until he abruptly decided to change it to SWISH. Now, only a couple weeks before the album’s expected February 11 release, Kanye has changed his mind again.
“New album title, Waves,” the rapper announced on Twitter only a few hours after assuring fans, “This is not album of the year. This is album of the life”.
He also tweeted an updated tracklist, which splits the album into three “acts”, and includes a new song called ‘Ultra Light Beam’. Other squiggles on the page suggest collaborations with Swizz Beatz, A$AP Rocky and The-Dream.
New album title, WAVES
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 27, 2016
Kanye is no stranger to title changes – both his 2008’s 808s And Heartbreaks and 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy had the working title Good Ass Job.
Knowing Kanye though, we probably shouldn’t get too attached to any title or release date until the record is out — and maybe even a week or two after that.