By Matthew Strauss and Evan Minsker.
Kid Cudi’s new album–the follow-up to 2015’s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven–has a new release date. Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ is out December 16 via Republic, according to an iTunes listing. Cudi has also shared the album’s “Baptized in Fire,” which features Travis Scott (with whom Cudi collaborated extensively on Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight). Listen to it here. Pitchfork has reached out to Kid Cudi’s representatives for more information.
Cudi had planned to release his record in September, but it got delayed “due to some minor sample clearances being finalized.” Shortly after the delay, Cudi checked himself into rehab for depression, and later found himself embroiled in beefs with Drake and Lupe Fiasco.
Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ features André 3000 (credited as Andre Benjamin), Pharrell, and Willow Smith. It includes the previously shared “All In” (produced by Mike WiLL Made-It), “Frequency” (produced by Plain Pat and Mike Dean), and “Surfin’” with Pharrell. Below, watch the video for “Frequency.”
Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’:
02 Swim in the Light
04 By Design [ft. Andre Benjamin]
05 All In
07 Rose Golden [ft. Willow Smith]
08 Baptized in Fire [ft. Travis Scott]
09 Flight at First Sight / Advanced [ft. Pharrell Williams]
10 Does It
11 Dance 4 Eternity
12 Distant Fantasies
14 Mature Nature
16 Cosmic Warrior
17 The Guide [ft. Andre Benjamin]
18 The Commander
19 Surfin’ [ft. Pharell Williams]
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