• Howard Butler

Kanye West returns with new single and video "Wash Us in the Blood"

Ye is back!


skip this middle section if you don't want a quick summary of #westdayever

Let the 26th of June go down as West Day Ever. Kanye let off a storm of tweets promoting much more than the album roll-out for his forthcoming project, rumored to be called God's Country.

Aside from his collaboration with Dr. Dre, several other announcements were made pertaining to the release of a new Yeezy model, a Kids See Ghosts anime, and documentaries about Jesus is King and the YZY SPLY website.

Most notably, West announced his creative agreement with Gap.

He even went so far as to release the 16-year-old music video for his College Dropout single "Spaceship," which has him rapping about working at the Gap and the struggles of a young black man working in Chicago.

The new music has come! This morning "Wash Us in the Blood" was released accompanied with visuals directed by Arthur Jafa. The track featuring mixing done by Dr. Dre and a feature verse from the once-loyalist, now leader Travis Scott.

As far as the song goes, it's wonderful. It combines the polarizing, high-energy feel of Yeezus along with the messaging and vocal sampling stabs of Jesus Is King. The production is awesome. Like I said before, it's representative of Yeezus, Kanye's sonic masterpiece. The rapping can't be described any other way besides Kanye. The bars at times are half-assed and spontaneous, but they are so Kanye they come off charming as hell.

They don't want Kanye to be Kanye They wanna sign a fake Kanye They tryna sign a calm Ye

Travis adds a couple bars and his beloved autotuned ad-libs.

The video is absolutely mad; featuring clips of fighting, police brutality, troubled respiration, space, futuristic Kanye, and most suprisingly Grand Theft Auto V.

Following Jesus is King, me and my fellow Kanye stans had been talking and we thought that might be it. That might be the happy ending in the absolutely wild career arc that was Kanye West. After the trouble he's dealt with in the back half of the last decade combined with the lukewarm reception he was met with following his gospel album, it just seemed as if it were over.

But as Kanye famously once said, "“I’m not comfortable with comfort. I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.”

He is reloaded. He figured out his message and is ready to go into his next phase with the confidence of his Yeezus period. He knows in the end it will be okay.

Stay tuned to Burbs Entertainment for more on Kanye West's next project and the rest of your pop culture needs. Thanks for your continued support of us and always remember... we love you like Kanye loves Kanye.

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