New Music: Kanye West – ‘Saint Pablo’

Only a few weeks after the release of The Life of Pablo, a new Kanye West track has hit the web.

It’s called ‘Saint Pablo’, and features a nocturnal hook from Sampha. It continues the TLOP trend of minimal boom bap, with a marching drum loop and spooky synths. In it, West addresses a number of issues from the last few weeks: his personal debt, the mass piracy of his new album, his erratic behaviour both online and off. He also references the opening track of his first album, The College Dropout, compares himself to Einstein and refers (inexplicably) to “the Jews” (it is a Kanye West song, after all).

With the very of-the-moment lyrics and unfinished feel, it’s too soon to say whether this is just a throwaway track or a song from West’s next album, currently titled Turbo Grafx 16 (after his childhood gaming console).

You can listen to it here.

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