Saturday, 9 October 2010

Kanye West on Saturday Night Live

Last Saturday, Kanye West appeared on the US show Saturday Night Live performing new songs Power and Runaway. As can be expected from Kanye, it definitely was not your usual live television performance. Wearing a bright red suit, performed what he's described on Twitter as 'performance art'. During Power, he had a full performance group of dancers perform the 'moving painting' from the music video while during Runaway the dancers stood as a backdrop in ballet shapes. He was accompanied during this song by a MPC and a verse by Pusha T. It really does need to be seen to be believed, like so much of Kanye's recent activity. It's also very opinion splitting (again, just like everything else he does), people either thinking it's genius or just another boring example of how big his ego is. I think I'm leaning towards the former. Both the old school Kanye sounding Power and the 808s and Heartbreak era sounding, auto-tune fest Runaway have been released as singles and will appear on his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is out in November.

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