UPDATE 19/05/2017: Despite assumptions that Vince Staples’ Big Fish Theory is dropping today, it’s been confirmed that the album will be released June 23 on Def Jam Records. He did, however, share the visuals for his new track “Big Fish,” which you can check out right here.

Vince Staples has revealed the album artwork and release date for his next project, Big Fish Theory. Taking to his Instagram, Staples captioned some potential artwork to his sophomore album with “FRIDAY 12 AM” and “5.19.17 12 AM,” which makes it easy to assume that the release date is this Friday. In April, Vince told Complex that the album was about “being larger than life in a smaller world,” as well as heralding the nautical theme for his recent Wes Anderson-inspired ‘The Life Aquatic’ tour. Check out the album artwork below.

5.19.17 12AM

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Big Fish Theory is Staples’s proper followup to his excellent 2015 album Summertime ’06. His most recent work was the EP Prima Donna, which featured the likes of A$AP Rocky and André 3000, and was also accompanied by a short film directed by Nabil. Listen to Prima Donna and watch the 10-minute visuals below.

In other music news, A$AP Rocky has just linked up with Frank Ocean, Playboi Carti, Quavo and Lil Uzi Vert for his eagerly-anticipated track “Raf.” Listen to it here.

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