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Kanye West’s New Album Gets Australian Premiers & New Name

Written by Tom Williams on January 27, 2016

Say goodbye to SWISH, because Kanye West just changed the title of his forthcoming seventh album yet again, for reasons only Kanye knows.

With SWISH now ruled out, Yeezy has taken to Twitter to let fans in on his decision for the album, which looks set for release on Friday, 11th February. Here’s what he’s said:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692161181562310656

As Pitchfork reports, SWISH WAVES will be performed in its entirety on 11th February at New York City’s Madison Square Garden as part of the “Yeezy Season 3” fashion line unveiling, and the performance will be screened in select theatres as well.

Currently, Australian cinema company Hoyts has listed screenings of the performance in Sydney and Melbourne on 12th February, but let’s hope more are on the way.

Earlier this week, Kanye tweeted the tracklisting for WAVES, which includes already shared tracks Real Friends (below), No More Parties in LA, Wolves and Fade. All Day and Only One don’t seem to have made the cut, though.

Being the modest chap that he is, Kanye also said that he was, “So happy to be finished with the best album of all time.” We’re not kidding.

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/691489910293991424

Then, earlier today, he talked up the album again, just for good measure:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692083418083921921

Prior to calling his new album SWISH, Kanye had given the record the working title So Help Me God. Catch WAVES track Real Friends, below.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Yeezy might be working on a David Bowie tribute album, but those rumours were later debunked by his management.

UPDATE 02/02/16: Kanye has unveiled the list of worldwide locations participating in the WAVES premiere, including six Aussie cinemas. Check out the full list of Australian locations here.

UPDATE 27/01/16: Since announcing WAVES as his new album title, Kanye has shared a revised tracklisting for the album which appears to suggest some link to artists A$AP Rocky, The-Dream and Swizz Beatz…

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692175106286682112

…and he’s also called WAVES “the album formally known as Swish”, by which we think he probably means ‘formerly known as Swish’.

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692188676596633601

Kanye has also shared some shout-outs as he continues to ponder the new album’s imminent release:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692203447052013568

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692203557957820417

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692204116802703360

Listen: Kanye West – Real Friends

https://soundcloud.com/kanyewest/real-friends-no-more-parties-in-la-snipped

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