Kanye turns unbearable pain into haunted, stark electro-pop on this daring album, embracing electronic chill and ‘80s New Wave to express his suffering and isolation. His Auto-Tuned voice aches over sharp, icy piano and harsh Roland TR-808 drumbeats on “Love Lockdown” and turns aggressively wrathful as a buzzsaw synth propels “See You in My Nightmares.” Ye moves into stirring, art-pop melodrama on “RoboCop,” but his gut-wrenching vulnerability is clearest on the minimalist electro-pop of “Coldest Winter”—a frostbitten, Tears for Fears-sampling goodbye to his late mother.
Say You Will
Welcome To Heartbreak (feat. Kid Cudi)
Amazing (feat. Young Jeezy)
Paranoid (feat. Mr Hudson)
See You In My Nightmares (feat. Lil Wayne)
Pinocchio Story (Freestyle Live From Singapore)
Pinocchio Story (Freestyle Live From Singapore) [Bonus Video]