When Kid Cudi's double album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' got pushed back hours before its planned release a couple weeks back, we maintained hope. When the 32-year-old Chicago artist checked into rehab for depression and suicidal urges last week, we stopped worrying about the record, hoping only for his wellness and prosperity.
But Cudi did say his label, Republic, and his manager would keep us posted about Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin', and he wasn't kidding. Eight days after Cudi's bleedingly open Facebook letter, the video for album-opener "Frequency" is here. Kid Cudi directed it, and it's as spectacular and mesmerizing as it is rewatchable.
Scott Mescudi's sixth studio LP was held up, per the artist, over sample clearances. "Can't have anything else hold this up and want to give [the label] the time they need to handle their business and get you the right details," he wrote.
As we wait to see what the new album release date will be, watch Fuse First artist Rob $tone reveal his musical influences (including...Kid Cudi!):