Kanye West’s new album should be out this fall. At least, that’s what West told GQ in the cover story for the magazine’s August issue, which is floating around online now. In typically wordy and wishy-washy West fashion, the rapper said he’d like to get the record’s new single, “All Day,” “out in the next couple of weeks,” but the record won’t be out until “most likely September,” though he goes “back and forth” over whether it should be September, October, or November.
West says the record will differ from what fans heard on Yeezus:
I think just my usual pattern is like that. It’s like a pendulum. The pendulum gains momentum by swinging in the other direction. Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called “All Day,” that usually Jay would say, but Jay’s not on there. So I say, All day, nigga, it’s Ye, nigga. Shopping for the winter, it’s just May, nigga. Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, nigga. You ain’t getting money unless you got eight figures. Right? Jay would have said that. And then eventually I would have came in with, like, whatever I come in with. But the balance of a meal is that when people walk in, they want water first. People definitely weren’t getting water first on Yeezus. I do fight with myself to say, “Keep fighting.” But also, you know, you can’t win every single fight. It’s a long war, and if you’re out there trying to, like, blow up every single building, you won’t win the war.
West also says the record is heavily influenced by his relationship with wife Kim Kardashian, who he says has given him new “skill sets,” whatever that means.