#ChancetheRapper says he’s releasing a new album later this week. In a new interview with the #ChicagoTribune’s #GregKot, he confirmed it’s coming, but wouldn’t explain how he planned to release it. “I’ve never been against selling music,” #Chance said. “Music has value. I put my music out there for free because I wanted people to see and notice it as a beacon for what I’m doing, in terms of how unorthodox I wanted my approach and my delivery of each piece of music to be.” Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for more information.
Historically, Chance has released his work on free streaming platforms. His last album, 2016’s #ColoringBook, streamed exclusively on #AppleMusic for two weeks before it became available for free elsewhere. It went on to become the first streaming-only album to win a #Grammy.
As for his forthcoming album with #Kanye, Chance shared that their collaboration initially began when he visited the producer in #Wyoming. “We’re up in the mountains around these wild animals—it’s very different out there—and we got some music done, and then he asked me if he could do an album with me,” Chance said. “I don’t know of a timeline on it yet, the trajectory of it, but he’s coming here to work on it some more. We’ve just started making it, but I don’t want to manipulate the situation and impose any time frame, because that can hinder you.” Earlier this summer, Chance shared that they were due to begin working on that project in July.
Chance recently announced a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the #SpecialOlympics. It will feature performances from #Usher, #FrancisandtheLights, #SmokeyRobinson, and #JasonMraz, and is set to take place July 21 on #Chicago’s #NortherlyIsland. His “#SNL” song “#ComeBackBarack” recently garnered an #Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. #TheSavageRoom #Savage