Over the weekend, fans spotted Kanye West out in Wyoming once again. Rumors circulated last year that 'Ye had been "holed up" somewhere on a mountaintop (not that mountaintop), working on the follow-up to 2016's The Life of Pablo. We haven't gotten any new music since then, and it wasn't clear exactly where he was in Wyoming, but now a picture is starting to form.
TeamKanyeDaily have been kind enough to point out that there's now photographic proof of Kanye in Wyoming, and he's in the town of Jackson. With a population of just over 10,000, it's definitely a lot more secluded than Chicago or Los Angeles.
A fan managed to grab a picture with Kanye and Kim, confirming that he's at least been visiting Wyoming. However, with frequent collaborator Travis Scott also posting a picture of him hitting the slopes at a nearby ski resort, it's looking more and more likely Kanye has been in the studio working on new music.
Debuting some stylish pink hair matching Kim's, it's worth pointing out that 'Ye and Travis aren't the only ones spotted in Jackson, Wyoming in the past week. King Louie, The-Dream, and Tony Williams have all been hanging out, too. It remains to be seen on if they're working on a new album for Kanye or wrapping up Travis' long-awaited AstroWorld, but either way it's a good bet they've been in the studio.
If it is a new Kanye album, however, should we expect the (currently) cold and remote surroundings to impact the sound of the music? Yeezy famously recorded the lavish My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at Avex Honolulu Studios, booking three sessions for 24 hours a day until it was finished. He also started recording the gruff and experimental Yeezus in Paris, and it's easy to see the influence of high-fashion on the still groundbreaking release. Ditto Watch the Throne's international origins and and world-dominating mentality.
So will Kanye give us an album that really sounds like it's been recorded in the middle of nowhere, or is he just looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Whatever he does give us, it's probably going to be incredible.