We still don't know exactly when Kanye West will release his new album, but all signs are pointing to soon.
The next step in the build up to the eagerly-anticipated drop will reportedly come Wednesday night (Feb. 25), when Yeezy is scheduled to perform a new song at the BRIT Awards, according to The Daily Mail. He's said to be stepping in as the show's headliner after Rihanna unexpectedly pulled out.
"With eight BRITs nominations, and three BRIT Awards for International Male Artist to his name, Kanye’s performance is guaranteed to be truly epic," the show's organizers said in a statement. "This will be his second BRIT Awards performance: in 2006 Kanye was joined by 77 dancers spray-painted in gold for a medley of ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone,’ ‘Gold Digger’ and ‘Touch The Sky.’"
The new track from 'Ye comes just a couple months after the New Years premiere of "Only One," and just a little more than a week following his debut of "Wolves," featuring Sia and Vic Mensa. There's also "FourFiveSeconds," his collaboration with RiRi and Paul McCartney, which he says will live on both his album and hers.
As for when we'll hear the still-untitled Yeezus follow up?
“I’m trying to get it to the people as soon as possible," he said recently, adding that he was 80% finished, and that we'd be getting it without much notice. "Release dates is played out.”
From what we've heard so far, the music on this project has a decidedly different sound than Yeezus. And the Chicago native says we can expect him to continue going in that direction.
“Bars. Songs. Cookout. Music that just feels good," he said of the sound of the album. "My last album was a protest to music...This album’s just embracing the music, embracing joy and being of service to the people. I just hope that people like it and enjoy it.”
In addition to Kanye, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are all scheduled to perform.
The show will air at 8 p.m. in the U.K. (which is 3 p.m. EST), and is set to be streamed live on YouTube.