Today, Kid Cudi released Entergalactic, his newest studio album, which boasts appearances from Ty Dolla Sign, Don Toliver, 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki, and Dot Da Genius, among others.
It has a matching Netflix series of the same name, co-created by Kenya Barris. This evening, while chatting with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Cudi revealed the story behind the album’s title.
“Man, I think back in the day when I came up with it for the title of my song, this love song I created for the first album, it was more so an expression of feelings, of just euphoric, just fantastic feelings that you have when you meet a woman for the very first time, where you hang out with a crush, or somebody you really have feelings for.
And the tale of how I met this girl in New York and we hit it off and did shrooms at her apartment and had this really amazing night inspired the original song many years ago when I first moved to the city. The whole thing left me thinking, “Oh, it was so Entergalactic.”
When questioned about what he has planned for the future, Kid Cudi provided an intriguing response.
The rapper-singer has hinted at retirement after saying he has no interest in making new albums and touring in support of them.
I’m going to put the Kid Cudi stuff on pause for a while and just relax to it. I feel like I just want to put an end to it all. For the time being, I’m going to call Kid Cudi a wrap,” he stated.
I wanted to take a break from recording albums, so that was the inspiration for Entergalactic. Simply releasing an album and two music videos and calling it a day.
Then I realized, “Man, I went into this wanting to accomplish something enormous and unusual,” and now that I have, I just… I’ve made a lot of music, man.
I feel like I’ve spoken a lot and there are still things I want and need to express.
And I don’t think I’ll ever stop messing about in the studio or putting out the occasional song.
I don’t think I have what it takes to record an album and embark on a promotional tour, though.
I just don’t feel like doing it.
There are so many other pursuits I’d like to make time for, especially quality time with my daughter. Do you get what I’m trying to say?
We’ve been putting in a lot of effort recently, and it’s been great since it’s given me more time to be with her; now that she’s older, our bond is stronger than ever. For me, it’s the realization of a lifelong ambition.
When asked how he plans to channel his creative energy in the future, he responded, “I feel accomplished, because like I said, this was a really ambitious thing and I really hoped to God, it was going to work, but you never know what these things…
You never know, there were so many different pieces that we needed to execute it.” Now I know that my pen game is more than serious; it’s formidable. And I just want to write more shows, movies, and other forms of media.
My sole intention is to provide greater attention to Mad Solar Productions and to finally release some of their material.
I also have a clothing brand that will be unveiled in January at Paris Fashion Week.
I envision my future in design and writing, so that’s what I’m concentrating on for the time being.