Kanye West has released a New Year track for the second year in a row, dropping ‘FACTS’ via SoundCloud in the early hours of this morning (January 1).
Last year, West launched ‘Only One’ to round out the year, and he continued the newfound tradition at the close of 2015 with this surprise release via his SoundCloud page. Listen to FACTS here (the track is NSFW).
‘FACTS’ was West’s third totally new release of the year, and follows ‘All Day’ and ‘FourFiveSeconds’, while new track ‘Wolves’ was also debuted earlier this year at a fashion show. A new album entitled ‘SWISH’ was announced back in March 2015, but so far there’s no word on a release date for the latest (seventh) record, which is expected sometime in 2016.
West has asked that he be left alone until the record is released, posting on Twitter:
“no offense to anyone… I’m asking everyone DON’T ASK ME FOR ANYTHING TILL AFTER I’M FINISHED WITH MY ALBUM”.
West also said he’s finishing the album (as well as his next clothing collection) back in mid- December, suggesting that a release might not be too far off. Travis Scott recently added that the album is “coming very soon”, saying that he thinks the album is “Amazing, God-level rapping shit.”
Kanye’s second child Saint West was born on December 5, a brother for West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West, who was born in 2013. Kanye also recorded a surprise guest appearance as a ‘contestant’ on American Idol recently, with his ‘audition’ expected to be shown in full sometime in January.