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Kanye West Played 20 New Songs at a Secret London Listening Party

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(Courtesy of Def Jam)

(Courtesy of Def Jam)

By Jeremy D. Larson

Reports are coming in from social media that Kanye West has a grip of new songs and played around 20 of them at a London night club this weekend. Odds are you weren’t there. Sorry.

While details are scarce — phones were not allowed at the listening party — Vulture reports West played a private gig after his second performance at Wireless Festival. According to a few listeners who were able to leak information, the new songs played were “dark,” “hellish” and “ground-shaking.”  These are words not unlike how you would describe any club at any given moment, so perhaps take them with a grain of salt.

According to KTT, the premier forum for Kanye goings-on, Kanye was quoted as saying in his monologue that he was “onto the next album” after this tour.

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Twitter user Jason Powell was in attendance and later tweeted confirming the extensive list of new songs, hypothesizing that it was “research for his new album.”

As for that release, reports have been trickling in about it, which was once reported by Billboard to be “mostly a mixture of soul samples and tamed ‘Yeezus’-esque darkness… nothing abrasive.”

Yeezus season is ever approaching.

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