“Less is more” is not a concept you’d usually associate with Kanye West, but that seems to be his train of thought on the cover of his upcoming sixth solo album, Yeezus.
On Friday (May 31), DJ Semtex revealed what’s being billed as the official cover, and it looks like the folks over at DONDA decided to tone things down a bit in comparison to the artwork that Kim Kardashian revealed on Ye’s behalf about a week ago.
Just as Kanye was getting ready to hit the “SNL” stage to perform “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” last week, Kardashian Instagrammed a photo that included a pair of the unreleased all-red Air Yeezy 2 sneakers and a picture of a crushed CD case held together with a piece of red gaffer tape, topped with melted Jesus piece.
The latest image, however, includes none of the golden goop. It simply depicts a CD case (with disc inside), the same red gaffer tape with the word “Yeezus” scrawled on it and a note in all-caps compelling fans to “Please Add Graffiti.”
So far, Kanye has kept details about the album tightly under wraps, only revealing tidbits as he felt necessary. It all began with one solitary tweet (“June Eighteen”) earlier this month announcing the album’s release date, and continued with a performance on “SNL” where he debuted “Black Skinhead” and performed “New Slaves.”
The album will reportedly not be available for pre-order, and there’s no word on whether there will be another single before the June 18 drop date. In the meantime, we’ll stay tuned to see what Kanye has in store next.