UPDATE 2: Kanye West’s “All Day” remix featuring a new verse by Kendrick Lamar has surfaced online.
UPDATE: A representative for West has confirmed that Paul McCartney is the artist whistling at the end of “All Day.” The section appears to be a re-recording of a song McCartney wrote in 1969 that was inspired by a Pablo Picasso painting of a guitarist.
The studio version of Kanye West‘s new So Help Me God single, “All Day” is now streaming online. The rapper premiered the song, with fire-breathing pyrotechnics, at the BRIT Awards last week, where he visibly astonished the likes of Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie.
The proper version of the song shows off its triumphant synth line and bouncy beat, as well as West’s one-liners like, “You a fake Denzel like the Allstate nigga/If you run in to me, better have Allstate with you” and guest Allan Kingdom’s soulful vocals. Since the tune debuted on radio, the song features a few voice-over interruptions and censored N-words.
Although West has not yet announced a release date for So Help Me God, he announced the LP title along with artwork — four calligraphic Ms connected in a diamond — over the weekend. He estimated in February the LP is about “80 percent done.” Nevertheless, West has been performing and sharing a number of songs that could appear on the record, including his Paul McCartney collaborations “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds” (the latter of which also features Rihanna and will appear on her upcoming album, which West is producing), as well as the melancholic “Wolves.”
“It’s fun to work hard. We’re being inventive,” West recently told British radio DJ Zane Lowe. “The College Dropout came out of a fight to rap. This new album is coming out of a fight to design.” He also highlighted the LP’s “beauty of the struggle.”
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One hint that fans may not have to wait too long for the album was the announcement of the first collaborative concert between West and Rihanna. Last month, Live Nation in Finland posted and removed a show that would take place in Tallinn, Estonia that would take place in July. However, neither artist has confirmed that or any other shows.