Kanye West: 'I want the new album out by September'

The rapper says he's recorded a "club" track like 'Niggas In Paris'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kanye West

Kanye West has revealed details of his forthcoming album, saying he already has most of the first single finished.

West, who released his album 'Yeezus' last year, explained that he's recorded a new song similar to his 2012 Jay Z collaboration 'Niggas In Paris' that could be played in a club, saying it's "so good, the album has to be balanced against it."

"For the new album, one new thing could change everything. I had an idea of the way I wanted to do the album," he told GQ. "And then I got a new song that's so good that the album has to be balanced against it. This song is a song that can be in the club like 'Don't Like' or 'Niggas In Paris'. Whereas before I was working on the album and I had these beautiful songs, they were just more songs. They weren't saying, 'OK, tuck your whole summer in.' They were just saying, 'Hey, I'm a great musician, I make these beautiful songs, and they have all this meaning, and nobody can make anything that means this much.'"

West added that he originally wanted to release the album last month (June), but now hopes to see it come out by the end of the year at the latest.

"I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like ‘Yeezus’, and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child."

Earlier this month, Kanye West headlined Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham. Addressing reports of him being booed by crowds for his extended rants at the two London legs of the bash (July 4 and 5), he issued a third rant as he headlined the final night of Wireless Birmingham.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Jay Z: 'Run This Town' - New Video

Kanye West Merchandise
More News
Killer Mike rails against Ferguson verdict in emotive pre-gig speech - watch
Pulled Apart By Horses share cover of Slade's 'Merry Christmas Everyone' - listen
Seasick Steve announces new album 'Sonic Soul Surfer' and UK tour
Metallica to headline Reading & Leeds 2015, Jamie T and Run The Jewels also on the bill
Kurt Cobain documentary executive produced by Frances Bean set for 2015
Paramore's Hayley Williams duets with former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams - watch
Retailers and independent labels call for weekly worldwide album release day to be Monday
The Libertines decline to comment on Glastonbury rumours
Hop Farm promoter Vince Power wins High Court case against PRS following live music ban
Prince deletes his social media accounts and removes videos from YouTube
Justin Bieber named highest-earning entertainer under 30 by Forbes
Caribou and Patti Smith added to Field Day 2015 line-up
O2 Priority tickets for System Of A Down, Of Mice And Men and more available tomorrow
Iggy Pop: 'I twerk around the house with my wife'
All We Are preview debut album material at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Guitar signed by Noel Gallagher to be auctioned at London's Independent Label Market
The Courteeners announce Heaton Park show for June 2015
Music world reacts to Ferguson grand jury verdict and subsequent violence
Jack White covers Dean Fertita's 'Parallel' – listen
Will Butler of Arcade Fire debuts first solo track 'Take My Side' – listen
Eminem reveals 'Rocky' style video for new song 'Guts Over Fear' – watch
Wet Nuns announce the death of drummer Alexis Gotts

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM