Kid Cudi’s previous plans to retire from music were evidently a result of professional dissatisfaction, as he is currently working on his forthcoming album, Insano. However, the artist has recently encountered a setback. On September 4, Cudi used his X (previously Twitter) page to provide some updates about the release of the project.

The artist announced, “I have to push ‘Insano’ back til January,” attributing the delay to his perfectionist tendencies. To make up for the postponement, Cudi released two tracks, “Most Ain’t Dennis” and “Ill What I Bleed,” from the upcoming album on his official Soundcloud page.

Both songs showcase Cudi’s unique blend of vocal distortion through auto-tune and heavy trap bass. “Most Ain’t Dennis,” produced by BNYX & SADPONY, is a tribute to his longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Dennis Cummings, who is the executive producer of Cudi’s film projects, 2021’s A Man Named Scott and 2022’s Entergalactic. The song explores the challenges of establishing meaningful relationships.

“Ill What I Bleed,” also produced by BNYX, is a testament to Cudi’s self-assurance as he boasts about his trendsetting style. Cudi has always been open to feedback from his fans. In fact, he even discarded a track that was supposed to be on Insano due to negative reactions. Therefore, fans are expected to freely express their opinions on these two new releases.

Below is the full statement about the delay of Insano:

“Hey, fam! Got some updates for y’all. Some bad news, some good. I have to push ‘Insano’ back til January. I want to make sure that everything lines up, and that I give y’all the best version of myself. This album is amazing, and I want to make sure I present it in the best way for y’all. That’s the bad news. I still plan on releasing the next single soon, so don’t even worry about that.

The good news is, since I’m doing this and I know you all are feening to get a listen of the album, I’m releasing two new jams from ‘Insano’ tonight on Soundcloud. Just for you. (And I promise I won’t take them down.) These songs are some of my favorites on the album and I really think you’ll dig them. I’m sorry for the delay everybody but I’m a perfectionist. And things gotta be right. I love y’all! Enjoy!”