Kanye West’s ‘Swish’ Finally Has a Release Date
The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's 'Yeezus' is coming shortly
For the past two years or so, Kanye West fans have been wondering, “When is ‘Ye going to release his new album?” Now we finally have the answer. West’s long-awaited Swish (which was at one time called So Help Me God) will arrive on February 11, 2016.
Word came from the man himself via Twitter:
Swish February 11 16
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 9, 2016
The upcoming full-length will be West’s seventh studio album and serve as the proper successor to 2013’s Yeezus, which was SPIN’s favorite album of that year. In the time since Yeezus Season, West has said his next record would be the Born in the U.S.A. to Yeezus’ Nebraska, and he’s released a handful of tracks, including last year’s team-up with Paul McCartney, “Only One”; the shadowy “All Day”; and the not-great “FACTS.”
As of now, the final track list for Swish remains a mystery, but it’s likely safe to presume that the LP will include “Real Friends,” a low-key stunner that West shared earlier today, which features vocals from Ty Dolla $ign and drum programming from Mobb Deep’s Havoc. That song kicked off a new G.O.O.D. Fridays campaign that will see West release a new song once a week every (you guessed it) Friday. Start counting the days till February 11.