As previously reported, yesterday Kanye West’s Steve McQueen-directed “All Day / I Feel Like That” video began a six-day screening at Los Angeles County Museum Of Art. Although phones were confiscated at the event, it looks like somebody managed to get their device inside, because Fake Shore Drive just shared a full nine-minute bootleg recorded at the museum. The highlight here is obviously hearing a previously unreleased track, “I Feel Like That,” which begins at about 5:20 in the video below. The presumed SWISH song is a noisy, bass- and percussion-heavy ballad with high-pitched singing and spoken-word from Kanye. The bootleg format might not be what Kanye had in mind — though he had to expect somebody would sneak footage out, so maybe this was what Kanye had in mind — but either way, experiencing it in this format reminds me of the “New Slaves” projections, which is an awesome sensation to recall. The original video has now been removed from YouTube, but you can still see it over on DDotOmen. Enjoy!
Here’s the description on the YouTube video, which might be from the museum:
Shot by artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, the video for Kanye West’s songs “All Day/I Feel Like That” plays upon the relationship between the camera and the subject. As in a meeting between the bull and the matador, it remains unclear who chases whom within the arena. The roles of pursuer and pursued are at times inverted. Shot in a single 9-minute take with natural lighting and minimal context, McQueen accentuates the immediacy and intensity of the performer up close. Every movement of West is seen; every breath felt. It becomes apparent how the song itself fuels West’s performance, from the bravado in “All Day,” to the vulnerability of “I Feel Like That.”
SWISH is coming out sometime, hopefully.
UPDATE 2/22/16: The “All Day” video is finally streaming online right here. Also, LOL at our former naive belief that Kanye’s new album would be called SWISH and that “All Day” would be on it. Although at this point, who knows, maybe he’ll add it back in.