Kanye West is nothing if not artsy. As rumored in various sneaker and furniture forums, and now confirmed by Amazon (Amazon doesn’t lie), LP4’s artwork features the deflated, heart-shaped red balloon seen on “Love Lockdown”‘s cover. On the left border there’s a color bar similar to what you’d see on a Peter Gabriel album. So now you have a .jpg for your four 808s ID3 tags — “Robocop,” “Coldest Winter,” “Heartless,” and the aforementioned first single “Love Lockdown.” Ready for leak #5?
In Disc Changer Diaries, LowKey lets us into his car to listen to snippets of the future hip-hop hits stored on his Zune. In this “season two” video posted yesterday, we get a bit of Kanye’s “Anyway.” (Skip ahead to 1:35 or risk hearing a Busta/Pussycat Doll duet.) LowKey won’t stop yammering over it, but you can make out lines like “You worry about the wrong things” given the Auto-Tune treatment. Also, it sorta sounds like Phoenix.
Looking forward to hearing that one proper. 808s & Heartbreak is out 11/25 on Roc-A-Fella/Island Def Jam.