Kanye revealed that his next album will host only 8 songs.
After just releasing Yeezus this past summer, Kanye has already began hinting at his next album, and it’s probably further along than we know. While down in Miami for this week’s Art Basil, Kanye spoke with architect Jacques Herzog about his new album.
Taking the minimalistic approach as he did for Yeezus, Kanye revealed that his next album will only have eight (8) songs. That’s right, only eight! We also know that Q-Tip and Rick Rubin will lend a hand on the production side of things, as Q revealed a couple days ago.
Kanye's new album is being rumored to be dropping in the Summer of 2014.
Check out some of Kanye’s excerpts from his interview below.
“My original creative background was fine art. By the time I was 14, I was in national competitions for art, and I actually went to school for art. Sometimes I actually forget that. Except for when I tour and I look back at the stage and say, ‘Wait a second, I forgot this was the whole trick I pulled on everyone to make them think I was a rapper, a musician or celebrity when the entire time it’s all been a giant art project.’”
“I think my next album is going to be eight songs. It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can’t take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed. I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn’t made Yeezus, I wouldn’t be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here.” - Kanye