Kendrick Lamar Shares Details On New Album On The Way
Surprisingly, it’s been two years since the last time we received a full-length album from Kendrick Lamar since his 2015 ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’. Keeping fans at bay over the past two years with amazing features and a one-shot untitled project, Kendrick has revealed he is gearing up to release a new album following up his second Interscope/TDE release.
Candidly speaking with popular publication T Magazine. Kendrick gives a lengthy detail of his concept and recording process leading up to his upcoming 2017 most highly-anticipated release. About the new album, Kendrick explains in the following statement:
“This is what goes on in my mind as a writer,” he said. “One day, I may have a little girl. And it’s a girl in particular—funny you should say that. She’s gonna grow up. She’s gonna be a child I adore, I’m gonna always love her, but she’s gonna reach that one point where she’s gonna start experiencing things. And she’s gonna say things or do things that you may not condone, but it’s the reality of it and you know she was always gonna get to that place. And it’s disturbing. But you have to accept it. You have to accept it and you have to have your own solutions to figure out how to handle the action and take action for it.”
“When I say ‘the little girl,’ it’s the analogy of accepting the moment when she grows up,” he continued. “We love women, we enjoy their company. At one point in time I may have a little girl who grows up and tells me about her engagements with a male figure—things that most men don’t want to hear. Learning to accept it, and not run away from it, that’s how I want this album to feel.”
There is no official release date on the upcoming third (fourth if you include ‘Untitled, Unmastered) via TDE/Interscope/Aftermath. Checkout the promo video of Kendrick speaking on his new direction above.
Kendrick Lamar’s cover interview with T Magazine is available now on all newsstands and digital outlets.