Hints of Change are suggested as we look for the follow up of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly album from 2015. Multi Grammy winning Lamar wants to bring God and spirituality back into music through his own compilations. In an interview with New York Times Style Magazine, Lamar suggests “We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system,” he says as he points out that he is no longer addressing the problem but instead reflecting upon something much more urgent.
After the interviewer told the artist that he was having a daughter, Lamar shared some deep insight into his creative process:
“One day, I may have a little girl. And it’s a girl in particular—funny you said that. She’s gonna grow up. She’s gonna be a child I adore, I’m gonna always love her, but she’s gonna reach that one point where she’s gonna start experiencing things. And she’s gonna say things or do things that you may not condone, but it’s the reality of it and you know she was always gonna get to that place. And it’s disturbing. But you have to accept it. You have to accept it and you have to have your own solutions to figure out how to handle the action and take action for it. When I say ‘the little girl,’ it’s the analogy of accepting the moment when she grows up. We love women, we enjoy their company. At one point in time I may have a little girl who grows up and tells me about her engagements with a male figure—things that most men don’t want to hear. Learning to accept it, and not run away from it, that’s how I want this album to feel.”
So with his new album centering on God, dealing with gang culture and wanting to be set free, this upcoming LP is sure to be another smash hit!