Kanye West’s great stunt of the week was, of course, his virtually inexplicable controversy-courting fake-naked-celebrities video for “Famous,” which he debuted on Friday night. But that wasn’t the only Kanye stunt of the week. As Pitchfork points out, West also put together a version of his The Life Of Pablo track “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1″ that lasted for an entire hour. Given that the original song is two minutes and 15 seconds long, this is some kind of achievement!
West put together the new version of the song for a fashion show. His frequent collaborator Virgil Abloh has a fashion line called Off-White, and Abloh debuted his spring/summer line as part of Paris Fashion Week over the weekend. The show apparently included the hour-long version of the song. And judging by the clips going around online, it really, really stretched out the slow build of that gospel choir. It must’ve been maddening! Watch some Instagram clips that Pitchfork collected below.
NME reports that DJ Dodger Stadium played a shorter version of the remix at the “Famous” premiere on Friday night. This version lasted a mere 40 minutes, and a version of it has surfaced online. Listen below.
I wonder if West thinks he’s done with this version of the song or if he’ll keep tinkering with it.