It was only yesterday that Kanye West announced his upcoming Saint Pablo tour, and now he's released a song of the same name.
Back in March, West called his seventh album, The Life of Pablo, "a living breathing changing creative expression." And he wasn't lying.
Fixing Wolves 2day... Worked on it for 3 weeks. Life Of Pablo is a living breathing changing creative expression. #contemporaryart— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 15, 2016
At first, he reworked the lyrics to the Rihanna-assisted "Famous." Then he put Sia and Vic Mensa back on "Wolves" after removing them, and made Frank Ocean's outro its own song entirely. He also edited Chance the Rapper's verse on "Ultralight Beam" and added background vocals to the Weeknd's "FML" chorus.
Now, he's tacked on a new closing track, the Sampha-featured "Saint Pablo."
The song first surfaced back in February when 'Ye decided to premiere it at Yo Gotti's The Art of Hustle listening party in Los Angeles. He said then that its inspiration came from his public admission of his personal debt: "You should hear the truth on how to make a dime/ Most black men couldn't balance a checkbook/ But buy a new car, talkin' 'bout how my neck look."
I wrote Saint Pablo after admitting to my greatest shame my personal debt. But I'm not ashamed anymore.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
Now, it's been officially released in its high-quality entirety. The six-minute song samples Jay Z's "Where I'm From" and lists him, 'Ye and Sampha as songwriters and composers
Additionally, Kanye has added five more dates to his anticipated tour: Toronto on August 31, Miami on September 17, Grand Rapids on September 27, Oakland on October 23, and Los Angeles on October 27.
Hear it on TIDAL here.