Published Jan 05, 2009From now until January 13, I'll be featuring my favourite tracks of 2008, some of which have already appeared in Click Hear throughout the year, some of which haven't.
Originally posted on September 8, 2008:
It's no secret that Kanye West isn't the world's greatest rapper, or as this song revealed, greatest singer either (even with the help of the magical Auto-Tune), but the debut of new single "Love Lockdown" gave me chills. It isn't a flawless performance by any means, but the superstar bares his heart and soul over his most minimal track yet, a daring feat to premier your singing voice. It features a deep, pulsating bass line, a simple piano riff accentuating his vocal melody and a series of marching drummers delivering a pummeling beat when he reaches the chorus.
After he debuted it on the MTV VMAs, West posted on his blog that he "wrote [it] a week and a half ago," and that it's his "favorite song 2 date!! Go where your heart takes you..." I can't agree more with the guy. It sounds like he had an epiphany, one that will provide us with his best album to date.