February 18, 2016


Kanye West, Bon Iver & The-Dream Song Leaks: Hear 'Fall Out of Heaven'

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To anyone who's listened to Kanye West's The Life of Pablo—or even just witnessed the wacky album rollout—there's no doubt this was a joyously haphazard assembly process. Meaning you know there's TONS of stuff in the vault that didn't make the cut, and today we get to hear one slice. 

The leaked "Fall Out of Heaven" features The-Dream and Bon Iver, who was conspicuously and sorrowfully missing after appearing on three consecutive 'Ye projects (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Watch the Throne, Yeezus). The-Dream is a key presence on two of The Life of Pablo's biggest songs, "Ultralight Beam" and "Highlights." Listen to the new song at HipHopEngine.

"Fall Out of Heaven" is probably unfinished or a hodgepodge of bits from other parts of TLOP. It's got lines from "Famous" and bits of that droning Section 25 sample off "FML," plus scratch-vocal-sounding Kanye parts—although, to be fair, a fair amount of Yeezy's Pablo vox have the same improvised, unfinished-thought quality. That said: It's dope.

For more Kanye, read Fuse's Complete Guide to The Life of Pablo and our collection of the album's 35 best lyrics. ("Name one genius that ain't crazy"!)