There’s a video out for yet another track from ‘The Life Of Pablo’; this time for ‘Wolves’. Produced by Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke, the song reveals a vulnerable and emotional Kanye fighting with demons from his and his wife’s past. Sia Furler and Vic Mensa had contributions in the original version of Wolves but these were culled from the album version of the song. You will remember that Ye was still chiselling and polishing TLOP well after it was made available on TIDAL and Apple Music. However, the two make an appearance in the video, giving us a glimpse of how the song would have sounded unedited. Vic Mensa’s is a solemn verse sang with passion talking about how he’s not good enough for his lover while Sia’s is a soulful interlude that speaks of intense suffering, not measuring up and needing redemption. There’s an undoubted spiritual angle to all these confessions of frailty.
The visuals, directed by Steven Klein, are a crisp black-and-white and feature models arrayed in tasteful fabrics from French fashion house Balmain. A collaborative venture had been announced a little while back between Balmain and Kanye and this video serves as a teaser for that campaign as well. But besides dashing, frilly sweaters and glittering matador-like jackets, the clip conveys real emotion, epitomized by close-ups of Kanye’s and Kim Kardashian’s tear-stained faces.
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