Kanye West performs at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015.
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Kanye West has unveiled a new song, “Wolves,” during a New York presentation of his new Adidas show, the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, on Thursday (Feb. 12). “Wolves,” featuring Vic Mensa and Sia, will be the first song on West’s as-yet-untitled new album.
Listen to the song below, via a fan-shot video at the Adidas event:
The somber track finds West once again leaning on Auto-tune, as he did on his forthcoming album’s single “Only One,” featuring Paul McCartney. Highlighted by a minimal arrangement and a lurching chorus, “Wolves” includes a Sia appearance around the 3:15 mark, when the Australian singer-songwriter puts a bluesy spin on West’s words.
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The Yeezy Boost goes on limited sale this Saturday (Feb. 14), and Kanye West is scheduled to perform in New York later on Thursday night. West has spent the past week explaining his decision to momentarily interrupt Beck‘s album of the year acceptance speech at the Grammys last Sunday, and confirmed that he and Taylor Swift would be hitting the studio together.
“Only One” slips one spot to No. 69 on the Hot 100 chart this week, after peaking at No. 35. Meanwhile, “FourFiveSeconds,” West’s collaboration with Rihanna and McCartney, leaps into the Top 10 this week, climbing nine spots to No. 6.