A cinematographer has claimed Kanye West’s new album is called ‘God’s Country’ and new music could be dropping soon.
While in conversation with French fashion designer and film producer Michèle Lamy, Jafa was asked if the video was for West’s Sunday Service project. “It’s from his new record, it’s called ‘God’s Country’ and this will be like the first single, I guess,” he replied.
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to not be announcing it. I may just be spilling the beans. It’s on the new record that’s forthcoming. I don’t know when the album’s coming but the single I think may be sometime next week – maybe, it’s not definite.” Watch Jafa make the comments below.
NEW KANYE MUSIC & VIDEO SOON.
Cinematographer Arthur Jafa tells Michèle Lamy that he’s been working with Kanye on a new video possibly dropping next week. He added that the accompanying song is from Kanye’s forthcoming album. pic.twitter.com/trwJIHtz2O
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) May 22, 2020
NME has contacted representatives for West for further comment.
West’s last album ‘Jesus Is King’ arrived in October 2019 after multiple delays. In a four-star review, NME said: “[I]t’s true that ‘Jesus Is King’ lacks the goofball sense of humour that always made Kanye West albums so much fun. But what’s been sacrificed has been partly compensated for with warmth and hope for the future.”
Meanwhile, La Roux claimed earlier this month she was once made to write an apology letter to West after recording with him a decade ago.
The singer worked with the rapper on his ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album, recording additional vocals for ‘All Of The Lights’, ‘Lost In The World’ and ‘Who Will Survive America’.
Tool cancel 2020 North American tour to ensure fans get their money back
Tool have confirmed the outright cancellation of their 2020 North American tour in an effort to return money to fans who purchased tickets.
- Read more: Tool – ‘Fear Inoculum’ review
However, the band have now explained the decision to cancel the tour, while expressing their hopes of returning “when the time is right.”
They wrote: “As so many music lovers have come to realise over the last several weeks, there is no playbook that artists, promoters and venues can pull from in these unprecedented times.
“When we played what would be our final show of 2020, March 11 at Portland’s Moda Center, we believed we would be back on the road sometime this Fall. As we worked towards that goal we’ve come to realise that there is absolutely no certainty in re-scheduling dates for this Fall or 2021. State and local ordinances vary widely and no one can predict when high capacity events will safely return.
“As so many music lovers have come to realize over the last several weeks, there is no playbook that artists, promoters…
“At the same time that we were working to reschedule this tour, we read your messages. Messages of job losses, illness, emotional and financial pain. We could continue to postpone or reschedule dates for some time into 2021 but ethically, we do not think this is the right course of action. In our opinion, tying up our fans’ money for months, if not a full year, is unfair. With that in mind, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the tour so we can help support the people who have supported us for years.
“Please know, we want nothing more than to return to the road, to play these songs for you and to celebrate our shared recovery. When the time is right, we will do just that.
“In the coming days you will receive an email from the ticketing service you purchased tickets through notifying you of the event cancellation and when to expect your refund.”
In April, Tool drummer Danny Carey also revealed that the band are hoping to write new music while in quarantine.
Watch Kele Okereke perform Bloc Party’s ‘Kettling’ in support of Black Lives Matter
The Bloc Party frontman, whose most recent solo record was last year’s ‘2042’, shared a video of himself playing the song from his home. The word ‘Kettling’ refers to the police tactic in which officers form large cordons to contain a crowd within a limited area.
Some of the lyrics to the song from Bloc Party’s 2012 album, ‘Four’, read: “Po-po don’t fuck around / As their cameras take pictures of us“, and: “Because they can’t stop this / We can feel it in our bones“.
Okereke’s performance comes amid a time of global unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.
Floyd, 46, was pinned down by the neck by officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. As well as Chauvin, three other officers now all face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
“The political backdrop that we’re experiencing right now is quite frightening to me,” Okereke explained. “The most powerful man in the world in the US is a racist and, in this country, the Prime Minister is an unapologetic racist too. Brexit has unleashed a wave of nativist patriotism and there’s been an unleashing of ugliness and a coarsening of the rhetoric,” he said.
“I’ve never experienced such widespread public racism and for it to be given the centre ground…”
‘Talk – Action = Zero’ compilation featuring Jesse Malin and Phantogram released on Bandcamp for Black Lives Matter
Rough Trade Publishing has teamed up with Bank Robber Music to release Talk – Action = Zero, a new compilation album honouring black victims of police brutality.
The compilation is released on Bandcamp today (June 5) as the platform waives all of its revenue shares for 24 hours to directly benefit artists and labels.
All proceeds from the Talk – Action = Zero compilation will be donated to the Black Visions Collective, a Minnesota-based organisation that aims to champion black leadership and community in the US state.
The compilation boasts unreleased material from the likes of Jesse Malin, Phantogram, Jay Watts, Bartees Strange, Matthew Caws, Lonemoon, Rogue Wave, and Crashing Hotels. Other contributions include Nick Andre, Worriers, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Sulene, Superchunk, and Damon & Naomi.
Bandcamp Friday starts now. Here’s a list of artists and labels with special releases, including many donating to organizations in support of racial justice and change. https://t.co/G5W0kdakHz
— bandcamp (@Bandcamp) June 5, 2020
“We as a small company have always been committed to our artist community, but it would be a disservice to not recognise that the music we love and the roster of artists we represent are influenced by Black culture,” Emily Roman of Bank Robber Music said.
“The artist and the Black community are in the midst of changing times. We wanted to use our platform to amplify the two communities that allow us to do what we love every day in this industry. We are extremely grateful for all the artists we work with who quickly mobilised to be a part of this benefit compilation. We are here for our artists, and we stand with Black Lives Matter. This is the time to dive in, dig deep and take action.”
It comes in the same week as global protests against the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody.
He was pinned down by the neck by officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. As well as Chauvin, three other officers now all face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
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