Kanye West has had no shortage of interesting things to say for the past three weeks, and during his stop at Surface Magazine's DesignDialogues panel he had more to say about his music and his new album.
West explained his background in art and spoke about why he eventually chose music:
"I thought my opinion wasn't strong enough with what I was painting. When I would see my own work, I never thought I would visually be able to become one of the masters — I thought I had a stronger opinion when I worked on music. I got a stronger response."
Kanye continues by speaking on the artistic influence behind his current album Yeezus, and his decision to make the moves that he did on that project. He also gives a revealing comment about the direction of his next album:
"It's just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can't take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed. I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn't made Yeezus, I wouldn't be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here."
Kanye's long string of interviews has soldiered on for much of the past month, though the talk of a new album (and it's producers) has been most substantial to his new artistic direction. Hopefully the fire that has fueled him to be more talkative during this run leads to new music sooner than later.