Kanye West debuted his new song, presumably titled “I Am a God” on Monday (May 6) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Gala. While he piqued fans’ interests with the song’s lyrics, the devil is in the details.
Little is known about “I Am A God” just yet. While clips of the performance surfaced on the Internet during the Gala, much of Kanye’s performance was recorded through the Twitter mobile app Vine, which allows users to record six-seconds of video.
Producer A-Trak, who was for a time West’s personal DJ and collaborator, posted a video to Vine that features Yeezy shouting “I am a god!” into his mic, followed by a series of screeches and yells. The backing music seems to have the dramatic intensity of “Power,” the lead single off West’s last solo record, 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”
Another clip from actress Jaime King reveals a little more of the song, with the caption “Kanye bringing the gangsta punk #metball,” while fog swirls around the rapper.
A second new tune seems to be directed to his beau Kim Kardashian.
“Don’t let nobody bring you down/you’re so awesome,” West sings, apparently with the help of Auto-Tune.
“Baby you’re AWESOME,” Kardashian later tweeted, with an accompanying Instagram pic of her guy.
West also performed a few cuts from his Cruel Summer compilation, which dropped last September.
The mystery surrounding the new song won’t last for long if Twitter account Team Kanye Daily (@TeamKanyeDaily) is to be believed. “Vogue will post a full video of the performance of “I Am a God” this Friday, May 10,” read a tweet form @TeamKanyeDaily.
West’s performance precedes his upcoming spot on Saturday Night Live on May 18, with Ben Afflect as host.
His as-of-yet-untitled new album doesn’t have a release date, but reported collaborators include Bangalter, Skrillex and Chief Keef, among others.
-Kevin Rutherford, Radio.com