Yeezy season is officially upon us. Kanye West has announced the album title and unveiled the cover art for his highly anticipated 2015 LP. As he revealed on Twitter last night, Feb. 28, it will be called So Help Me God.
New Album title...
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 1, 2015
After a quiet end to 2014, presumably working on the album, West has come out of hiding and been vocal at the start of 2015, doing plenty of interviews and making appearances at awards shows to perform the new cuts from the album.
He kicked off 2015 with his surprise and heartfelt collaboration "Only One" alongside Paul McCartney about being a father that West told Zane Lowe: "I want to perform 'Only One' as many times as possible."
He kept the same sound as "Only One" with "FourFiveSeconds" collaborating with Paul McCartney and Rihanna.
He has also performed two unreleased tracks from the album, "Wolves" and "All Day," which has been floating around on the Internet for a while. He premiered "Wolves" during his Yeezy x adidas show featuring vocal work from Vic Mensa and Sia and production from Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke. He used the BRIT Awards stage to deliver a powerful performance of "All Day."
West spoke to Zane Lowe about the album and gave some insight into the inspiration behind the work:
"[I'm] just working hard on it, and it's fun, it's fun to work hard and we're being inventive and I've still got a lot of opinions and perspectives that are important and could be inspiring to people that fight. College Dropout, the album, came out of a fight to want to rap and this new album's coming out of a fight to want to design ... it's a joyful noise unto the Lord. It is still the struggle, but the beauty from the struggle. The song 'Amazing Grace,' coming out of the worst pain possible and making the most beautiful song possible."