Kanye West unveils new single, is still a genius: If your expectations for Ye’s sixth LP weren’t already fairly lofty, then they should be after watching that. The provocatively-titled “New Slaves” is being projected onto various buildings around the globe (the video up there is from Williamsburg, Brooklyn), with a map of times and locations kindly provided on Kanye’s website. The track itself starts off as ominous with Kanye going hard on subject matter from his disappointment in black culture (“It’s leaders and followers/But I’d rather be a dick than a swallower”) to, as always, the trappings of fame, before flipping in what sounds a lot like a vintage College Dropout/Late Registration soul sample, but with West singing for himself this time. Basically, it’s magic.
There are reports that Kanye’s new album will drop on June 18th, after he mysteriously tweeted that date last week, but no one quite knows for sure. Fingers crossed.
Alain Delon and Romy Schneider at the Cannes Film Festival, 1962
Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Louis Malle and Roman Polanski during a press conference at Cannes Film Festival, 1968.
Procol Harum- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
I once read something about John Lennon playing this song to someone in the back of a Limo or something like that. How impressed he was with the song/organ arrangement, how it’s classical-like, something like that… I’ve read too much, literally and into things. And this is a beautiful song.