Kanye West Changes New Album Title To WAVES

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Kanye West Changes New Album Title To WAVES

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R.I.P. SWISH, we hardly knew ye. Back in May, Kanye West changed the title of his upcoming album from So Help Me God to SWISH, but he said that he might change it again before it actually came out. Well, turns out he wasn’t joking — say goodbye to SWISH and say hello to WAVES:

On Sunday night, Kanye revealed the album’s tracklist and called it “the best album of all time.” Today, he announced that the album will debut live at Madison Square Garden on 2/11 and proclaimed, “This is not album of the year. This is album of the life.” Who knows what news and/or grandiose descriptor he might unleash tomorrow?

UPDATE: Kanye has just tweeted out a new scrap paper doodle of an updated tracklist, dividing the album into three acts and adding an 11th track, “Ultra Light Beam.” The sketch also implies that A$AP Rocky, The-Dream, and Swizz Beatz will all be featured.

So now the tracklist is:

01 “Nina Chop”
02 “Father Stretch My Hands”
03 “Waves”
04 “High Lights”
05 “30 Hours”
06 “No More Parties In LA”
07 “Fade”
08 “FML”
09 “Real Friends”
10 “Wolves”
11 “Ultra Light Beam”

UPDATE: Producer Mike Dean has shared another angle and more recent look at the Waves track listing, which now contains a signature from “CHANCE” (presumably Chance The Rapper):

UPDATE 2: Here’s another updated version of the Waves notepad, featuring signatures from what looks like Earl Sweatshirt and Doug E. Fresh:

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