Kanye West has confirmed recent speculation that his upcoming new album will be called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
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In addition to an album title, West also revealed his project's first single.
Kanye West has given fans some extended (and sometimes unsettling) glimpses inside his psyche lately, from his decadent Dalí-esque video for "Power" to the pristine troupe of ballet dancers who surrounded him during his recent performances on "Saturday Night Live." So it's only fitting that the title of his next album should reflect the summation of his alternately playful and twisted soul: the record will be called "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," Mr. West wrote Tuesday morning on his Twitter account. Mr. West said the first song on the album would be "Dark Fantasy," a track produced by RZA and co-produced by No I.D. and Mr. West, and the next single to be released would be a song called "All of the Lights." (New York Times)
The project will be released in late November.
Kanye West finally confirmed on Twitter yesterday that his upcoming album will be released on November 22nd. Despite early word that the album would titled Good A** Job, Kanye tweeted that Fantasy "is and always was" the name of his fifth album. "The first song on the album is called 'Dark Fantasy' produced by The Rza co-produced by me and No I.D.," Kanye wrote. He added that some of his G.O.O.D. Friday free downloads will appear on Fantasy. (Rolling Stone)
He also promised music leaks would not affect his music.
"I ain't letting no leaks have any affect on my song choices... All of the Lights is the next single but wait till yall here the final!!!!!," West tweeted Tuesday (October 5). (Kanye West's Twitter)
Over the summer, West's "Power" director Marco Brambilla said the new album was titled Dark Twisted Fantasy.
"That's exactly what I like about his music. It's the anti-Tiger Woods moment, you know? This ['Power' video] is really about that. The new album is very personal, too, and the various tracks on the album suggest things that have happened to him. This is the most epic track. It was a really great opportunity to show a moment of defiance and a moment of self-awareness. It's that combination that he has as an artist that's very peculiar...I've heard [Dark Twisted Fantasy] is the latest name. I would say not locked-in, and it would probably not get locked until closer to the time of the album release." (New York Mag)