At some point in the last six weeks, a batch of new Kanye West songs —— demos, mostly —— leaked online. This would have been a cataclysmic event two or five or 10 years ago. This summer it barely registered. When Drake packaged his most beloved loosies into a collection and uploaded it to streaming platforms earlier this month, it was as if the songs had finally entered the popular canon Care Package quite literally went to No. This has not always been the case.
Has Kanye released any tracks from Yandhi?
Kanye West’s leaked ‘Yandhi,’ track by track
Last week, Kanye West officially announced the tracklist and release date for Jesus Is King , his upcoming ninth studio album. The most recent unorthodox album rollout came in fall as Kanye teased Yandhi , a spiritual successor of sorts to his album Yeezus. It was originally slated for Sept. Since then, the title has become fairly synonymous with this collection of leaks. Some argue they are harmful and can cost artists or labels financially, or cause artists to throw away tracks that had potential. Most of the songs are unfinished, embodying a certain idea Kanye was reaching for but not quite realized.
The album follows a Christian theme, with West describing it as "an expression of the gospel. West began recording the album in August , originally announcing it as Yandhi. The album missed two initial release dates in September and November under the original title, before being delayed indefinitely. West had formed his gospel group the Sunday Service Choir in January , performing gospel songs and covers of songs from West's discography. The song " Water " was performed live prior to release by the group. In August , Yandhi was reannounced as Jesus Is King , but it missed two planned release dates for late September under the new title. The final release of Jesus Is King was simultaneous with that of a concert film of the same name , which included a number of the tracks as part of the soundtrack. The album received mixed reviews from music critics, with a number of them drawing comparisons between it and West's previous solo album Ye. Some critics complemented the former's composition, while others expressed negative feelings towards the lyrical content and the inconsistency of ideas.