Kanye West's Album Is Still Called 'Swish' But Its Release Could Be Years Away
Kanye also says he's definitely thinking about running for president, t oo.
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In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Kanye West leaves no topic unchartered from Yeezy Season 2 to his new album to his now infamous Presidential declaration at the VMAs. When asked if he is still thinking of running for President in 2020, Kanye responded "Oh, definitely. And then as soon as I said that, it was like, 'Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful,'" he said. "'Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.'”
Kanye went onto declare his admiration for Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson. "When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like 'I want to work with you.' As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together."
Lastly, he touched upon the name of his much-anticipated new album. "It’s currently called Swish," he said. "I’m forgetting even what the last name of it was now." But for now it's family first and music second for Ye.
As for "Fade," the song he premiered at his Yeezy Season 2 show during NYFW, he said it's been a year and a half in the making, and may be a year from being complete. "For the 40 theaters across the globe, for the kids that all went to see it in theaters, I thought they’d be happy to hear some new music," he said. "I’ve been doing that [making a new album] too. That’s like a sonic landscape, a two-year painting." Read the rest of Ye's interview here.