Has It Leaked is a Swedish music community and online magazine. We do not provide downloads for any songs or albums, but we are here to help fans discuss the leaks and share their love for their favourite artists.
It’s an unfortunate truth that if an artist is going to release a new album, there is a high probability that it will get leaked ahead of its official debut. It’s a reality that isn’t just limited to small underground bands either, as big names like Kanye West have had their albums leak before their official releases.
Whether it’s the result of careless journalists, insecurities in the manufacturing or production process or even virtual thieves who just can’t help themselves, it’s all too common for a record to end up on illegal downloading websites ahead of its release date. Some artists, however, go the extra mile to ensure that their music never ends up on such sites — and even manage to avoid the dreaded leak altogether.
One such artist is Caribou’s Dan Snaith, who recently saw his follow up to Swim, Our Love, hit the web well ahead of its October release date. It wasn’t a surprise to Snaith, who had already been receiving an inflow of congratulations from fans who had already heard the record. It may be a little embarrassing for an artist to see their work pushed out to the internet before its time, but it’s also a necessary evil in this day and age where streaming and instant music has taken over.