(((LEAK))) KANYE WEST NEW SONG – WAVES – OF SWISH AS Kanye wrote, “So happy to be finished with the best album of all time.”
Last Monday morning, Kanye dropped the full version of “No Parties in LA,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Tonight (Jan. 24 Kanye’s time), fans haven’t received a new song, but Kanye did share the tracklist to his highly anticipated album, SWISH.
And with the picture of the SWISH tracklist, Kanye wrote, “So happy to be finished with the best album of all time.”
Both of Kanye’s 2016 GOOD Friday releases, “Real Friends” and “No Parties in LA” are included on the new album. Other track titles include “Waves,” “High Lights,” “30 Hours,” “Fade,” and “FML.” Check out the handwritten 10-song tracklist below.
On August 12, 2014, a song, titled “All Day” was leaked online and this track was previously mentioned during West’s recent interview with GQ magazine.[8] On December 31, 2014, West released a track, titled “Only One”; a collaboration between West and Paul McCartney. On January 21, 2015, themusic video was released for “Only One” featuring Paul McCartney.[9]
On February 12, 2015, during the Adidas Yeezy “SEASON 1” fashion show event, which was held in New York City; this new song was premiered, titled “Wolves” featuring Vic Mensa and Sia Furler. It was produced by Cashmere Cat, and Sinjin Hawke. It was also confirmed to be the first song on the album.[10] On February 25, 2015, West performed a live rendition of this previously leaked song “All Day”, during the Brit Awards.[11]
On March 1, 2015, West announced the album title as So Help Me God,[12] though the title was later changed to Swish.[7][13][14] On March 2, 2015, West released the official studio version of “All Day” via his website, and officially through iTunes. It was produced by West, and co-produced by Velous. The song features guest vocals from Paul McCartney, alongside a fellow rapper Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom.[15]
On September 16, 2015, during the Adidas Yeezy “SEASON 2” fashion show event, yet another song rumored to be included on the album premiered, titled “Fade”. The song features guest vocals from Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign.[16]
On January 8, 2016, Kim Kardashian announced via Twitter that West would drop a new song and also simultaneously announced the return of GOOD Fridays.[17] West had previously done a weekly free music giveaway, leading up to the release of his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. On the same day, West released a song viaSoundCloud, titled “Real Friends” featuring Ty Dolla Sign. The snippet from the other song, titled “No More Parties in LA,” was also released, featuring guest vocals from fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar.[18]
On January 8, 2016, West announced the official release date of Swish via Twitter.[19]
On January 18, 2016, after releasing a snippet of the song a week prior via SoundCloud, West released the track “No More Parties in LA” featuring Kendrick Lamar. The song was produced by Madlib, and West. The song samples “Suzie Thundertussy” by Walter Morrison.[20]
On January 21, the long-awaited and rumored remix of West’s 2013 hit, “Black Skinhead,” leaked on the internet. Having been recorded following the 2013 VMAs, the track boasts features from Miley Cyrus and Travis Scott, with production from Mike Will Made-It and West himself. West has not spoke on the matter and has not stated whether the leak was intentional.
During the same week, West hinted at collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Swizz Beatz, and Drake through pictures shared on his Twitter account. West also hinted at more production credits for Madlib, as West thanked him for sending in six beat CDs, presumably to be used for the album.