Kanye West releases two surprise tracks: A remix of 'Say You Will' and The Weeknd sampling 'When I See'
People have been waiting very, very patiently for Kanye West’s upcoming album, currently titled SWISH.
To tide fans over until it eventually drops, Yeezy has uploaded two tracks to his previously unused SoundCloud account, with no prior warning.
The first, “Say You Will” is a remix of the same track from 808s and Heartbreaks, this time featuring Caroline Shaw. With added violins and beefed up vocals, it sounds like a cut off My Beautiful Twisted Fantasy rather than 808s.
The second, “When I See”, samples The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends”, and sounds more like a ditched guest verse rather than whole track - it clocks in at just 1 minute 43 seconds. West originally produced the track, listen below.
West’s last two shows in LA saw the rapper-turned-fashionista perform the entire 808s album in full: could he be hinting that SWISH will recall his autotune days rather than aggressive beat style from Yeezus?
Or perhaps Yeezy is just looking for a quick way to upload some songs that may otherwise never see the light of day.
Fellow GOOD music artist Travis Scott has hinted this is only the beginning on Instagram, posting a link to the Soundcloud page along with the caption “It starts.”
West hit headlines earlier this month for auditioning on American Idol and receiving advice from Barak Obama. He also expressed his dislike for the colour blue.