The wait for a new project from Chance The Rapper appears to be almost over. In an interview published by Billboard today, Chance revealed that his new album Surf, which he worked on with his band The Social Experiment, should be out by the end of the year.
Better yet, Chance also says that the project will be free for fans. Chance also talked about some artists he has been working with lately, revealing that he has been in the studio with Migos, J. Cole (which could be this song that Chance and Cole performed last month), and Frank Ocean.
On Surf: “We’re working really closely with Francis Starlite from Francis and the Lights. He’s been a really been a big help on Surf. Damn, I’m saying these things like people know it. Surf is the first project, which is coming out before the end of 2014. It’s the first Social Experiment project. It’s a big step for all of us all putting our heads together and letting Nico [Segal, a.k.a Donnie Trumpet] hold the reigns and carry it. There’s a lot of great instrumentation. A lot of input from cool writers. I’m already saying too much.”
On who else he’s working with: “Well, we worked with Migos. We worked with J. Cole. We did some work with Emily King just last week. Somebody who helped us out a lot with just getting into the project was Rick Rubin. And Frank Ocean. There’s been a lot of just people in the studio watching us work almost like a house band. People come in just to watch us jam out.”
On what else he’s working on: “We have an idea for what we want to do next year following [the release] of Surf and [another project entitled] SOX and everything else that is to come. We’ve been really, really focused on The Lion King musical and stage design and use of props in the theater setting and trying to make a very cool musical-kinda thing. Like musical theater. So we’re working on that. It’s still in the development process. I’m really excited; the band’s really excited.”