On Graduation, West continues to break rules and obliterate boundaries, pushing the music and the genre forward as only he can. Heavy synth patches surface throughout, as the influence of global pop culture and a retro-future aesthetic seeps into Kanye’s signature, soulful, sample-laden sound. Lyrically, West vacillates between the contemplative and the irreverent.
On “Good Life”, Graduation’s third single, Kanye and T-Pain encourage us to, “throw ya hands up in the sky” over a lazy, irresistible, PYT-sampled beat. On “Homecoming”, a sparse, piano-and-drum driven track co-written by and featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Kanye continues to pay homage to his native Chicago as Martin asks, “Do you think about me now and then? Well, I’m comin’ home again… maybe we can start again”.
Kanye West’s last two albums, ‘College Dropout’ and ‘Late Registration’ have sold over 8 million albums worldwide to date. ‘Graduation’ launched Kanye West further into the stratosphere of greatness he currently resides. This musical mastermind, visionary and global phenomenon brings his GLOW IN THE DARK TOUR to the following cities in November:
Wednesday 12 LONDON THE 02 0844 856 0202
Thursday 13 NEWCASTLE ARENA 0870 707 8000
Saturday 15 BIRMINGHAM NEC 0844 338 8000
Sunday 16 GLASGOW SECC 0870 040 4000
Monday 17 MANCHESTER MEN Arena 0844 847 8000
Tickets are available at www.gigsandtours.com 24 hr cc hotline 0871 2200 260.
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