Watch Chance's full 30-minute interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Though it's been distributed through Apple and has spawned its own tour, Chance The Rapper has always called Coloring Book a mixtape, one of three the Chicago emcee has put out over the course of his career. As the lines are blurred between mixtape and album, partially by Chance himself, it seemed that the rapper may never actually put out a proper "studio album," but in a new interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, he revealed that may be just what he's doing now.
"I'll probably put out an album," Chance told DJ Semtex during a 30-minute conversation. "That's what I've been thinking about... I don't know exactly the format every time when I'm making something, but a lot of times I have an idea. I think what I'm working on now is an album."
Chance stressed that since his previous material has already come pretty close to the album format, he'll have to change the format quite a bit on the new material. "My mixtapes have been confused for albums for a long time. So it has to be something different," he said. "It might not be physical. It might not be a disc or something, but an album that comes with it's own live show. That's important."
Chance also spoke of the genesis of Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam" and the early incarnations of The Life Of Pablo.
Listen to Chance's performance from the BBC Live Lounge recording released yesterday, where he sends a prayer to Kanye West, who was recently hospitalized.
Read our in-depth interview with Nate Fox, who worked extensively on Coloring Book, here.