It has been dizzying trying to keep up with the madness surrounding Kanye West's new album, first titled So Help Me God, then named SWISH and now The Life Of Pablo (presumed to be Picasso, but it should be Petey). It is all genius the amount of changes he has made and after his blockbuster Yeezy Season 3 launch yesterday at Madison Square Garden where he revealed the album, anticipation has been feverish. Today he just tweeted out (hopefully) the final tracklist and said the album is being mastered right now and will be released later today. Since the album didn't come out yesterday, he is reviving G.O.O.D. Fridays and shared a new song from the album "30 Hours."
Now that the album is finally finished it’s back to Good Fridays. https://t.co/j5vq347xCC
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
The album is being mastered and will be out today… added on a couple of tracks… pic.twitter.com/6lBxcd83N2 — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
He did not give any details on how it will be released, but if Rihanna's rollout for Anti is an indication, then it could be a TIDAL exclusive for the weekend.
The new tracklist looks much more complete than what he shared on Wednesday with 17 tracks in total. It includes "No More Parties In LA" featuring Kendrick Lamar, which wasn't on the original tracklist, "Real Friends" and "Wolves." It appears his Nike diss track "FACTS" will also get some love on the album, but as a different, Charlie Heat version. It also includes "I Miss the Old Kanye" and "Father Stretch My Hands," which is split into two parts.
The new track "30 Hours," samples Arthur Russell's "Answer Me" and has a chilled out feeling to it with some funky, steady percussion laid out underneath. His lyrics go on about his struggles in the fashion world and dealing with past relationships.
He does not seem to be worried at all by the offer that Martin Shkreli made this morning to buy the album for $10 million that was supposed to delay it.
Stay tuned for when the album will drop later today.