March 16, 2016


Kanye West's Reworked 'Life of Pablo': Frank Ocean Gets His Own Song, Sia Returns

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Nearly 12 hours after messily dropping The Life of Pablo on Tidal, Kanye West tweeted, "Ima fix wolves." "Wolves," a track featuring Sia and Vic Mensa, has been a fan favorite since it debuted in February 2015 as the soundtrack for the Yeezy Season 1 fashion show. But when it played at 'Ye's Madison Square Garden Yeezy show/TLOP premiere, Mensa and Sia had been deleted, and Frank Ocean was suddenly heard closing the track, which plays out TLOP before the bonus track kicks in.

On Tuesday night (March 15), Kanye released another version of "Wolves," which brings back Sia and Vic. The track's a minute and 20 seconds longer, and now, Frocean's got his own 38-second song, "Frank's Track," that comes immediately and seamlessly after.

Ocean's bit is the same as the last ending to "Wolves" was; "Wolves" itself sees rattling new drum bits and features a few sonic tweaks and additions to Kanye's verse, which starts at the 2:48 mark.

"Worked on it for 3 weeks," 'Ye tweeted of "Wolves" on Tuesday night. "Life Of Pablo is a living breathing changing creative expression. #contemporaryart."

Listen to to the new version of The Life of Pablo on Tidal.

It was recently speculated that Björk and Drake might have been set to appear on a "Wolves" rework. Over the weekend, the TLOP song "Famous" saw a new lyric and changes to Rihanna's vocals.

Frank Ocean worked his way back into the conversation in February when snippets of new music leaked and were promptly pulled from basically every visible source. For everything we know about his second LP, which may or may not still be titled Boys Don't Cryread our Complete Album Guide

Kanye, meanwhile, promised over the weekend that he's releasing "three albums a year." His next one is currently called Turbo Grafx 16 and is being teased for a summer 2016 release; we've got a Complete Album Guide for that bad boy, too.