Kanye West makes joyful album
Kanye West's new album is full of "joy".
The 38-year-old rapper is gearing up to release 'SWISH' - previously titled 'So Help Me God' - and has told his fans they can expect a more upbeat sound following his 2013 album 'Yeezus' which was "a protest" record.
Speaking about the LP, he told Q magazine: "There's joy in it. It's not full of protest. 'Yeezus' was a protest to music, like, 'I'm gonna take my ball and go home. If I can't do what I wanna do, y'all can't have music!'
"And now it's like I can do 10 per cent of what I want to do so let's make music again."
The 'Bound 2' hitmaker - who is married to Kim Kardashian West - has already released the first single from the album, 'All Day', which he premiered at the BRIT Awards in London in February, and although he described it as "a rap song that took 10 months", he feels it was worthwhile because it sounds like "a sonic Picasso painting".
Praising Sir Paul McCartney who he created the track with, he said: "There's magic in his fingers.
"He is him. He is the guy. 'All Day' is a sonic Picasso painting, delivered through the two best guys to deliver Picasso's work sonically."