Just after the announcement that Kanye West will headline NYC’s Governors Ball in June and the release of a new track, “Real Friends,” West tweeted that his long-awaited album Swish finally has a release date. West’s seventh studio album will drop on February 11.
These are the days of a kindler, gentler Yeezy after the artist tweeted a warning to fans and friends in December: “No offense to anyone… I’m asking everyone DON’T ASK ME FOR ANYTHING TILL AFTER I’M FINISHED WITH MY ALBUM.” West’s “G.O.O.D. Fridays,” during which the artist releases a new track every Friday, made an unofficial comeback with “Real Friends,” which we rounded up as one of the five best songs we heard this week.
“The new track’s production steps out of the way of Kanye’s raps a bit, continuing the understated sonic tones of ‘FACTS.’ The included snippet of ‘No More Parties in LA’ is enough to whet our appetite, if not render any judgment,” our own Matthew Ismael Ruiz writes.
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— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 9, 2016