The Music Guide To Kanye West’s “Runaway”
Music videos tend to focus on one song, but [lastfm]Kanye West[/lastfm] has never been one for convention. His full-length “Runaway” features clips or full versions of at least six newish West tracks!
Here’s a music-based breakdown of the video, along with a bit about each selection:
“Dark Fantasy” (Kanye driving alone through the forest) – Produced by [lastfm]RZA[/lastfm] (pretty obviously, with that two note loop through the verses), [lastfm]No ID[/lastfm] and Ye.
“All Of The Lights” (A parade with fireworks and a giant paper mache [lastfm]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] head) – [lastfm]Rihanna[/lastfm] guests on what will almost assuredly be a smash hit single. Reportedly, the official version will feature eleven (!!!!!) quest appearances, including [lastfm]John Legend[/lastfm], [lastfm]Fergie[/lastfm] and even [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm].
“Devil In a New Dress” (Kanye and the phoenix head to a dinner party) – Part of the G.O.O.D. Friday series.
“Runaway” (Kanye walks away from the dinner party, is surrounded by ballerinas, and starts pecking away on a piano) – No introduction needed. Also, no [lastfm]Pusha T[/lastfm] cameo needed in the video, apparently, as his verse is there but we just see the ballerinas.
“Blame Game” (The phoenix and the deer with storm clouds brewing) – Some great [lastfm]John Legend[/lastfm] soul on the chorus here, and it sounds like he gets a verse, too.
“Lost In The World” (Kanye and the phoenix take great strides for inter-species “relations,” then West tries to find his true love in the forest) – The song leak that almost killed the G.O.O.D. Friday program. It takes us all the way to the closing credits here.
That’s six of the tracks for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. With the taste you’ve gotten, are you now more likely or less likely to pick up the full album in late November?