I’ve been listening to this track lately. It’s batshit insane and I love it so. Whether it is Lou Reed or the orchestral piece Sensemaya, I love music that sounds like it is going through the looking glass. I of course love many many different types of music, of all different emotions, but there is something about when artists sound like a modern day Icarus, like they are flying to close to the sun, that appeals to me.
I’m not traditionally a huge hip hop fan. Nothing appeals to me more in music than a unique singer singing their truth. (Public Enemy has always been the one exception.) However, I have tried to be more open to it lately, as I have often loved a lot of the production on hip hop records. As a musician I have found myself being drawn to a lot of the stuff that Kanye produces because it is often quite musical.