Kanye West is a busy man. Between dodging paparazzi, getting married and working on his first line for Adidas the gentleman from Chicago has a full plate. But in his talk with GQ for their latest issue he explained that he is in music making mode and spoke on his approach to his upcoming album and a new single called “All Day.” Conducted a week after his wedding to Kim Kardashian, West talked about striking a balance on his new project that Yeezus didn’t have in the interview.
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.
He says that his new album is probably dropping this fall.
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.
He also shared his views on Yeezus, how his rants on the fashion industry changed some of his relationships and working with Adidas.
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