Last week, Pusha T released the video for his first single from King Push – Untouchable. The Biggie-sampled track had fans amped that Pusha might drop the highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s My Name Is My Name, this side of Christmas.
Well, Pusha T has some new details for fans this week, in an interview with Noisey, Pusha T said that his sophomore album is on the way, but it won’t be King Push. Instead, Darkest Before Dawn will be released on December 18. After the albums hefty delay, Pusha T explains that “[he has] been recording so much [and] didn’t want to break up that body of work.” King Push is still scheduled for a spring (Autumn) release.
Pusha T then went on to say “I feel like I had the producers doing things that they weren’t usually known for, a little out of their wheelhouse. I wanted to give the fans that body of work. That’s the music I love, and that’s the music that my fans love from me. Instead of having those moments throughout King Push, let’s just separate the game.”
Earlier this month, Pusha T was announced as G.O.O.D. Music President, a title he says won’t impact his own work.
“Music isn’t a pressure thing for me,” he said at the time. “It never has been. I’ve never been solely dependent on [my music], so I’ve always had the luxury of taking my time and really putting things together. So when I drop, it’s always an event.”
Darkest Before Dawn boasts some heavy hitters from President Pusha’s G.O.O.D. Music family, Kanye West and Q-Tip, along with Timbaland, Baauer and the due behind Biggie’s Who Shot Ya? Puff Daddy (P. Diddy?) and Nashiem Myrick.
Pusha T will be in Australia for Field Day 2016 and will be playing shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Tuesday, 5th January 2016
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, 6th January 2016
Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Thursday, 7th January 2016
The Met, Brisbane
All Tickets from Live Nation.