So, it turns out that the cover of Kanye West’s new album Yeezus isn’t the melted gold piece of art that we thought it was. Instead, according to BBC’s DJ Semtex, it’s what you see above: a blank CD inside a clear plastic jewel case with a red sticker holding it together that says YEEZUS. The track list will also be shown on the back. Kanye’s statement is a plain one, though that makes it no less of a left turn for a guy who has come to be defined by his excess and his regality.
It also dovetails with the stripped-down aesthetic he displayed on Saturday Night Live and on the sides of buildings around the world, as well as at a New York concert earlier this month. Here’s the other question: Is it something Pink Floyd would do?