Kanye West unveils new song 'Wolves' in the middle of fashion video dedicated to himself

The song is expected to appear on his as yet untitled forthcoming album

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Kanye West has released a snippet of a song from his new album in a way only Kanye could.

The singer debuted his track “Wolves” in the middle of a 12 minute video paying tribute to his new trainer, the Yeezy Boost, in which he declares: “I’m here to crack the pavement and make new grounds, sonically and culturally”.

A message appears eight minutes through the obscure New York Fashion Week show video, stating: “This is track #1 on Kanye West’s New Album”.

“Wolves”, which features Sia and hip hop artist Vic Mensa, is a more melancholic song with a slower beat than most of the tracks on Kanye’s last album, 2013’s Yeezus.

The heavily auto-tuned song follows on from his lullaby-like song “Only One” released in January, in which the rapper pays tribute to his late mother Donda West.

The two songs are expected to appear on Kanye’s untitled new album, which has no release date yet. 

Kanye and Sia both performed at this year’s Grammys, but it wasn’t Kanye’s set with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney that garnered the most interest.

Instead, the artist made headlines after almost doing a Taylor Swift take-two when he went up on stage to interrupt Beck’s acceptance speech for Best Album but stopped himself.

Kanye later said he thought the award should have gone to Beyoncé – the same reason he gave for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Video at the VMAs in 2009.

 

Sia’s performance became the most-talked at this year’s Grammys. Featuring Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig, child dancer Maddie Ziegler and Sia with her face to the wall, the performance has been watched over 3 million times in five days.

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