Surprise! Kanye West Drops Two New Songs on SoundCloud
By Sophie Schillaci
This is not a drill! Kanye West has unveiled two new tracks -- without breathing a word of it on his Twitter account -- via SoundCloud.
To call the tracks "new" isn't entirely accurate. The first, "Say You Will (Ft. Caroline Shaw)," is actually a re-working of a track previously featured on West's 2008 album, 808s & Heartbreak, while "When I See It" serves as a fresh take on a beat he previously created for The Weeknd's "Tell Your Friends."
West, 38, has yet to speak out about the surprise release and his reps did not immediately return ETonline's request for comment. But for what it's worth, West's frequent collaborator (and Rihanna's rumored beau) Travi$ Scott shared a link to the SoundCloud account on his Instagram page with a caption reading, "It Starts."
Fans continue to eagerly await a new full-length album from Yeezy, who teased back in May that his forthcoming LP would be called SWISH (for the moment at least). His last studio album, Yeezus, was released in 2013, when it became his sixth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200.
Since then, West has stayed incredibly busy in his personal life. The rapper welcomed daughter North in June 2013 -- just days before Yeezus was released -- and wed Kim Kardashian the following May. He's also released a few stand-alone singles, including the Paul McCartney collaboration, "Only One," and "FourFiveSeconds," a combined effort between West, McCartney and Rihanna.
Just last week, West tried his luck at the American Idol auditions in San Francisco, surprising judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban with an impromptu performance of his 2005 hit "Gold Digger."
"It livened up the whole place. We gave him a ticket -- he can come to Hollywood if he wants," J.Lo joked to ET on the set. "You can come, Kanye! I don't know if you could've ever gotten there on your own, but you can get there now!"