PRAISE YEEZUS! Thanks to an Instagram post from Travi$ Scott we were gifted a link to not one, but TWO new Kanye songs on Soundcloud. This new music has the world in a buzz, but then again, when doesn’t Mr. West have the world buzzin’?
Both tracks may seem a bit familiar, because you’ve probably heard them before; the first is a new version of “Say You Will” off Ye’s 808s & Heartbreak album back in 2008, shorter than the original, but with that same hypnotic-autotuned Kanye voice. What makes this version stand apart is that it features Caroline Shaw, the youngest person to ever win the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2013. With her voice layered throughout the background it really gives the track a brand new vibe, and you can really feel her power as she sings.
“When I grab your neck, / I touch your soul / Take off your cool, / then lose control.”
The second track has a noticeable beat, as it uses the same instrumentation as The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends,” which Kanye produced. Titled “When I See It,” this track uses the autotune again in a way that isn’t overpowering. Kanye’s vocals sound perfect atop this beat, and create a similar sound to Travis $cott’s debut album Rodeo, except the vibe is way less dark. Running just under two minutes, this is still a Kanye joint we can appreciate.
“Diamonds in the colors of those eyes / Don’t know why, / but I know a sign when I see it”
It’s unclear if these songs will be on his anticipated SWISH album or not, so in the meantime it’s just nice to have new Kanye West music in our lives again. Check out the tracks below and let us know what you think in the comments!