It's been two years since Kendrick Lamar released his critically acclaimed hit album To Pimp a Butterfly, and it looks like he's finally back in the studio. In the wee hours of March 23, Lamar cleared everything from his Instagram account and shared one solitary image: the numeral IV. To clarify, a new album from him would be his fourth, after 2011's Section 8.0, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city, and the aforementioned To Pimp a Butterfly. Now, on April 11, Lamar has tweeted out new album art that features the name of his upcoming album, DAMN., and a tracklist. The album will be available on April 14!
DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar. pic.twitter.com/ucQcg0PuzG— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 11, 2017
Previously, Tidal had confirmed that "new Kendrick Lamar is on its way." In a March interview, Lamar referred to his upcoming music as "urgent." He went on to talk about how one day he may have a baby, saying, "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."
Here's the tracklist:
- "LOYALTY." feat. Rihanna
- "XXX." feat. U2
While you're waiting for the full album, you can check out the video for "HUMBLE." now.