February 8, 2016


Kanye West Teases 'New Secret Album Title' Three Days Before Release

Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Kanye West is a mere three days away from premiering his new album at Madison Square Garden, but that doesn't mean he's settled on a title yet. Last week he explained that the decision's still unmade (and that it's "a gospel album with a whole lot of cursin' on it"); now he's saying he may have another surprise up his sleeve:

Hopefully that doesn't mean it's named Facts, which is also the handle of a New Year's Soundcloud one-off that won't make the album. (Because it's...not great.)

Since March 2015, the name of Kanye's seventh record has been So Help Me God, then Swish, now Waves, which drew withering criticism from Wiz Khalifa. Kim Kardashian hosted two Twitter polls surrounding the title, one revealing that So Help Me God is the clear favorite, the other showing that Swish is preferred over Waves.

For every single tiny little thing—and major, huge thing—we know about Kanye West's new album, check out our Complete Guide, where you can hear four of the record's 11 songs.