Kanye West revealed that he has changed the title of his album again in a Twitter post tonight. The new title is waves
It seems that Travi$ Scott also alluded to the title change earlier on Twitter.
The album was previously titled SWISH, which itself was a change from the original title So Help Me God. When he changed the title to SWISH, he even hinted that he might change it again, a warning that he has apparently followed through on. West recently announced the full tracklist for the album, and released “No More Parties in LA” with Kendrick Lamar and “Real Friends” in recent weeks.
Tracey Mills, a designer who works frequently with Kanye, welcomed the news on Instagram with this post.
Interestingly, Hudson Mohawke chimed in on Twitter to say that he may have had something to do with the name change.
Kanye also tweeted out an updated tracklist. Although it only contained one additional song (entitled “Ultra Light Beam”), it also divided the album up into acts and added the signatures of several musicians who may be hinting about their contributions to the album. Those artists are A$AP Rocky, The-Dream, Swizz Beats, and Fonzworth Bentley.
Based on a recent Instagram Tony Williams shared, Kanye has changed the title of the opening song on WAVES. “Nina Chop” is crossed out, and another title in red is listed next to it, though it’s difficult to make out with a Yeezy Boost 350 shoe in the way. It should be noted that Williams is Kanye’s cousin. Another Instagram photo Williams shared showed “Saint” written on a notepad. Could this mean Kanye’s son was in the studio with them as well?
Even with all these changes, Kanye made it clear he’s got songs on the album that will have people turnt up. “I got this record niggas can’t even play before 2am,” he tweeted. We wouldn’t doubt him.