Surprise albums seem to be, annoyingly, the popular thing to do these days. Ever since Beyoncé and her self-titled 2013 album, everyone is trying to get into the game. However, it's usually less "surprise" and more "I'm releasing an album, but I won't tell you when." Pusha T is one of those artists; he's been promising King Push, his follow-up to My Name Is My Name, since July of 2014, even setting an estimated release timeframe of spring 2015 for its release (that obviously did not happen).
This week's announcement from him was not that, King Push still does not have a release date (though it should be out sometime next year), but Pusha T has another album ready for the world, Darkest Before Dawn. The album will serve as a "prelude" to King Push, which we still don't have a release date for.
In addition to the album, Pusha will release a short film, also titled Darkest Before Dawn. The pair will be released on December 18.
Also announced this week:
The Avett Brothers - Live, Vol. 4 (December 18)
The Coral - Distance Inbetween (March 4)
Jehnny Beth & Julian Casablancas - “Boy/Girl” (December 18)
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future (March 18)
Wild Nothing - Life of Pause (February 19)