Preview Kanye West’s ‘Wolves’ Feat. Vic Mensa and Sia
While at the New York Fashion Week debut show for his new Adidas shoes, Kanye West played the first song from his still-untitled 7th solo LP. "Wolves," which features Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and Australian singer Sia, is a lush, expansive five-minute affair, heavy on 808s & Heartbreak-era Autotune and maternal advice. Completely devoid of rapping, "Wolves" instead trades in Icarus myths (courtesy of Vic's developing singing voice) and hushed warnings. Third-person pleas to "calm down" are probably not going to be heeded, but as Cam might say, Kanye really means it.
Since breaking through nationally with longtime friend and collaborator Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa has been following his more unconventional impulses to their natural conclusion; he has done formidable work of late with Canadian electronic DJ Kaytranada. Sia most recently performed at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
kanye just premiered a song me and @CASHMERECAT produced for him at his fashion show. feeling so blessed right now