Between fashion shows, bi-monthly loosies and slips of thumb, it’s been pretty damn difficult to call Kanye West‘s next move. The album FKA So Help Me God, CKA The Life Of Pablo, has gone through copious facelifts and exhaustive tweaking over the last few months with tonight’s appearance in studio 6B looming as an inevitable crescendo in the roll-out of West’s new opus, promising to somehow out-do his last appearance, performing with Vic Mensa and Sia at the show’s 40th anniversary bash.
But this is Kanye, and it’s only right that the week of his big reveal is capped off with yet another eye-grabbing set. Joined by Young Thug and The-Dream, Ye performed the new song “High Lights” (presumably off of TLOP, though there’s no telling what that final track list will look like at this point) against a stunning pixelated display, loose and charismatic. His second outing managed to level-up once more, for the aptly-titled and gorgeous, “Ultra Light Beam” with Chance The Rapper and a full gospel choir in tow; an encouraging and triumphant moment for those that may have thought the “old Kanye” was long-gone. Oh, aJust press play and let Kanye West & Co. run their sermon. Oh, he also announced that his album’s about to drop over on his site and TIDAL, though it doesn’t appear to have gone live just yet. More on that in just a moment.
“Ultra Light Beams”