Kanye West's 'dark' new album
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 April 2013
Kanye West's sixth studio album is allegedly finished and is said to be much darker than his previous offerings
Kanye West's new album will be very "dark".
The controversial rapper has allegedly finished recording the follow-up to 2010's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' and recently previewed the sombre new tracks at a private Def Jam party.
Speaking on US hip-hop radio station Hot97, DJ Paul Rosenberg revealed: "Everyone at the label that listened to the album loved it. I've heard it's dark, but really good".
Kanye, 35, announced during a gig in March he would be putting out new material in "a couple of months". A Biblical-inspired track called 'I Am A God' is expected to feature on the album, which is thought to be a reference to Psalm 82 and explore the idea that all people are manifestations of higher beings.
French duo Daft Punk - who sampled their track 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' for Kanye's 2007 hit 'Stronger' - also revealed they had collaborated on two songs for his new album, which saw the outspoken star adopt an unusual vocal style.
Thomas Bangalter said: "It was very raw: he was rapping - kind of screaming primally, actually."
The other half of the pair, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, added: "Kanye doesn't give a f**k. He's a good friend."