We’re getting close. Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer is set to debut on September 4—barely making the summer deadline, might we point out—and today Mr. West shared the LP’s cover art. In typical ‘Ye style, he casually posted the art on Twitter, captioned “CRUEL SUMMER” (in all caps and everything), also adding in the release date.
The all-white artwork features a statue set in front a bed of leaves, probably a bit more serene than expected. Thus far Kanye has released the singles “Mercy” featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, plus “New God Flow.” He revealed the album’s title back in May when he debuted his short film of the same name at the Cannes Film Festival. ’Ye had the 30-minute film projected onto seven screens inside a tented pyramid on the Mediterranean Sea.
The G.O.O.D Music team was live at the 2012 BET Awards where they delivered “Mercy,” dressed in all-white.