Earlier this week, Cudi hopped on social media to reveal that he recorded six new songs in three days. Less than 48 hours later, the Cleveland artist took to Twitter to update fans on his creative spurt, which has evolved into an album worth of material.
“11 songs in 5 days,” he wrote. “My goal was to do a whole new album worth of songs this week. 12 was my goal. Might get to 14.”
Cudi’s recent spree of recording comes just two months after he said he might be done with releasing albums.
In an interview with Zane Lowe in September, Cudi implied that he’s looking to pursue other ventures at least for the time being. “The Kid Cudi stuff, I think I want to put it on the back burner and chill out with that,” he told Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I think, I want to be done with it. I think, closing the chapter on Kid Cudi.”
His desire to move on from dropping albums and touring was something that actually led to Entergalactic, which he wanted to take a different approach with because he was “bored” of putting out more traditional releases. “I was like, ‘Man, I went into this wanting to do something epic and different.’ And now, that I’ve done that, I just… I’ve made a lot of music, man,” he continued. “I’ve said a lot and I have other desires, I have other things I want to do. And I do not see me never making music, I’ll always fuck around in the studio, or make something here and there. But, as far as getting in the studio and working on an album, and then going and touring it, I just don’t have it in me.”