So I wrote a long note trying to explain why we’re pushing our record back and then in my Patrick fashion I accidentally deleted it. So here’s my second attempt.
Oh! Wait, yes: We are pushing the record release date pack to January 19th. I didn’t mention that. Yeah…pretty big bummer. We had some long talks and a lot to weigh about it all and collectively thought that was best.
I love the way Kanye just goes “Screw it, I’m gonna rewrite the whole record yo., already downloaded because I’m an artist and I can do crazy shit like that.” This isn’t that though. The album just really isn’t ready, and it felt very rushed. I’m never going to put a record out I genuinely don’t believe is at least as strong or valid as the one that came before it and in order to do that we need a little more time to properly and carefully record solid performances.
I know we’re supposed to come up with some really exciting story to spin in pull-quotes about how the studio exploded and I ran in to save Pete’s bass or something. Or like aliens stole the master tapes. That would be fun for sure but the truth is, we just want the record to be better than we can make it in the next couple weeks and it will require a little more time.
Thanks for understanding and really sorry to keep everybody waiting.
We can’t wait to see you on the MANIA tour soon! UK/Europe we haven’t forgotten about you either.