Kanye West has released some stark, stripped-back footage of himself recording I Am A God, from his forthcoming sixth studio album Yeezus. The clip shows Ye in the studio with producers Rick Rubin and Mike Dean.
The footage can be seen on the splash page on his website, with Yeezy recording the vocal loop about having a conversation with Jesus and working out how to stack his millions – you know, the usual day-to-day kind of stuff in the life of K. Widdles.
West has told The New York Times that his latest album was inspired by minimalist architecture and that Rubin has been the real expert on stripping back his previously grandiose sounds, saying, “I’m still just a kid learning about minimalism, and he’s a master of it. It’s just really such a blessing, to be able to work with him.”
In the interview, his first in several years, West also talked about his fight for justice in life, which he says leads him to call out mistakes…like that time Beyoncé didn’t win video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. When asked if that instinct has ever led him to trouble, West said:
“It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is.”
You heard it, folks – complete awesomeness. Yeezus is out 18th June.
(Via Consequence Of Sound)