Producer and associate of Kendrick Lamar, Sounwave, has disclosed that they are collaborating on the rapper's upcoming studio album.
In a recent interview with Complex, Sounwave, who has produced all of Kendrick Lamar's albums since his self-titled debut EP in 2019, said that the duo is already at work on the follow-up to Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, which was released in May of last year.
When asked about the duo's creative process, Sounwave revealed that he and Lamar got to work on the subsequent album as soon as "Mr. Morale" was released. “Like, we’re starting on the next one now,” he said, adding, “That’s never going to change, all the way from the Kendrick Lamar EP." The next day, we started on Section.80. It’s just the ideas never stop. "
The producer explained that he follows Lamar on tour to ensure that the creative process is not interrupted and that they are both excited to work together, saying: "We're like kids in a candy shop." Lamar and the producer both agreed that the collaborative process keeps them both motivated to work together.
Elsewhere in the interview, Sounwave also discussed his favourite albums with Lamar, naming Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers as his current favourite but explaining that his preferences switch between albums.
Lamar has recently spoken out about a viral clip of a security guard wiping away tears during one of his concerts, saying,"... it’s what music makes you feel, you know, how it makes you feel.”
“At the end of the day, that’s how you want everyone to receive your music, you know, make them feel good, make them feel like a moment they’re attached to can live forever.”
Lamar is on the North American leg of his 2022 'Big Steppers’ world tour, which kicked off in late July. He is set to embark on the UK/Ireland leg of his 2022 world tour in November. Check out NME‘s five-star review of his headlining set at Glastonbury 2022 in June here.