Kanye West new album 2021: tracklist, release date, songs, features & more

9 June 2021, 16:36 | Updated: 9 June 2021, 17:06

Kanye West's confirms his new album is called 'Donda'
Kanye West's confirms his new album is called 'Donda'. Picture: Getty

Is Kanye West dropping a new album? His manager has teased that the rapper's next album is on the way.

By Tiana Williams

Kanye West is thought to be readying his brand new album, almost two years after dropping his ninth studio album Jesus Is King.

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The Chicago rapper was rumoured to be dropping a new record, which was tentatively titled DONDA in honour of his late mother, last year, but such project never emerged.

However, West's manager Abou "Bu" Thiam (who also happens to be Akon's brother) has now teased some details of what appears to be Yeezy's new album.

  1. What is Kanye West's new album called?

    The record has had a few names over the course of its production.

    Most recently, West's manager Bu appeared to confirm that the album would be named West Day Ever. "WestDayEver," he wrote on Instagram, "Album OTW!"

    A year prior, West had announced the name of his tenth studio album was DONDA.

    Before that, he said that it would be named God's Country, tweeting following the release of his Travis Scott-assisted single 'Wash Us In The Blood':

    "KANYE WEST, ARTHUR JAFA, PROJECT 02, WASH US IN THE BLOOD, FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM GOD'S COUNTRY".

  2. Is Kanye West releasing a new album?

    West previously announced that he was releasing DONDA in the summer of 2020.

    He tweeted at the time, "DONDA ALBM CVR," alongside a futuristic cover art of three figures floating in the air.

    Prior to Kanye West's announcement, artist Arthur Jafa confirmed Ye was working new music for his upcoming album, previously named 'God’s Country'.

    Jafa announced West’s plans for the project during a conversation he had with French fashion designer and film producer Michèle Lamy.

    The pair engaged the discussion on social media and said fans should expect new music soon.

    "It’s from his new record," Jafa said in the clip below. "It’s called God’s Country and this will be, like, the first single, I guess, off of it."

    Kanye has previously announced that he will be making gospel rap going forward in his career.

    Back in October, Kanye asked the people working on Jesus Is King to abstain from premarital sex.

    During a chat with Zane Lowe for his Apple Music Beats 1 show, Kanye said, "There were times where I was asking people not to have premarital sex while they were working on the album."

    "There were times where I went to people that were working on other projects and said, can you just work and focus on this? I thought if we could all focus and fast – families who pray together stay together."

  3. When is Kanye West releasing his new album?

    West's album was initially set to be released on Friday, July 24th, but the record never emerged.

    Prior to Kanye West revealing the release date, Jafa's teased the release and confirmed it would be "soon".

    Jada said, "But yeah, it’s from a new record that’s forthcoming,” he said. "I don’t know when the album is coming out but the single, I think, maybe sometime next week. Maybe. It’s not sure. It’s not definite."

    Kanye West's upcoming album is called 'Donda'
    Kanye West's upcoming album is called 'Donda'. Picture: Getty
  4. What songs are on Kanye West's new album?

    Kanye previously released the first track expected to be taken from the album, 'Wash Us In The Blood' which features Travis Scott.

    Many fans have commented that the song has musical vibes similar to the rapper's album 'Yeezus'.

    The rest of the album songs are still to be announced.

  5. What is the tracklist for Kanye West's album?

    Kanye West previously revealed a tracklist for DONDA, consisting of 12 songs.

    The album title, which is named after his late mother, was a change after Ye claimed it would be called God’s Country.

    See the tracklist below.

  6. Who will be featured on Kanye West's album?

    Many fans have been taking to Twitter, speculating that Kanye West will be collaborating with several gospel artists on his new album.

    The rapper has already revealed the song 'Wash Us In The Blood' which features Travis Scott.

    No other artists have been rumoured to feature on the album yet.

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