According to Reddit, the album art (featured above) is a 13th century Monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary. In a recent interview with The Breakfast Club Power 105.1, the Chicago rapper said he plans on doing a surprise drop like his musical counterparts Beyonce and Drake.
“Release dates are played out,” West said, “So, the surprise is going to be a surprise. There goes the surprise!”
In the same interview, West has described his music as more of “cookout music”.
“My last album was a protest to music,” West said of his latest effort Yeezus, “This album is just embracing the music, embracing joy, and being of service to the people. I just hope that people like it and enjoy it.”
West has confirmed that the album is about “80 percent” finished and wants to “get it to the people as soon as possible”. West’s latest singles Only One, FourFiveSeconds, Wolves, and All Day are slated to be on the upcoming album.
West has been busy over the last month as his first fashion collaboration with adidas was shown at New York Fashion week. He has performed numerous times as well, most notably the BRIT Awards where he debuted another energizing single All Day.