kanye west

Kanye West, forever the outspoken figure, has been surprisingly mum about his new album. With September almost coming to an end (he told GQ in July that the album would be coming in the Fall and would be released “most likely [in] September”), we still have not gotten any new news on the album. Not even as much as a single; unless you count the low quality “All Day” leak back in August.

Despite the fact that the general public has been kept in the dark about his follow-up to Yeezus, it seems that Kanye's album is finished, and that it may be coming sooner rather than later. Last night and early this morning on Instagram, there were three separate photos from three users that referenced listening to Kanye's album with Ye in Paris last night. The first was from Sarah Andelman, the founder and creative director of Colette, a Parisian lifestyle store. She posted this pic, which shows Ye himself and Virgil Abloh, Kanye's creative director, together and referenced listening to Kanye's "next album".

The next pic was posted by Theophilus London, who is working with Ye on his next album entitled Vibes that will be released next month. In the pic, London references “playing [Kanye's] new album 3 times in a dark room of 20 people,” which would mean that the album is in all likelihood, already finished.

The last Instagram post is from a user named @skateboardstore , whose identity cannot be confirmed. The post is a video in which the user says that the song playing, is a preview of a record off of the new Kanye album. Though the post cannot be confirmed as genuine, the setting would make sense as Theophilus London referenced listening to the album in a dark room and Sarah Andelman's photo looks to be taken in a dark room.

Hopefully Yeezy season is approaching.