The seemingly never-ending saga of Kanye West's The Life of Pablo has been nothing short of exhausting to keep up with, between name changes, tracklist alterations and announcing the record isn't for sale. The latest twist in the album's abhorrent rollout gives listeners a chance to hear what might have been before all the changes, as a handful of demos and unfinished tracks from Yeezy's seventh studio album have surfaced online.
Highlighting the crop of leaks is an unfinished collaboration with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The-Dream titled "Fall Out of Heaven." The slow-burning cut sees West rap lyrics that eventually made their way to "Famous" and mumble his way through verse sections purely as placeholders, though enough of the song structure is in place with The-Dream's smooth hook and Vernon's recognizable vocoder harmonies.
Other tracks that have found their way online include a full remix of "All Day" featuring Kendrick Lamar, a version of "FML" featuring Travis Scott, "I Miss the Old Kanye" featuring some sweet soul chops, a heavily AutoTuned cut titled "New Angels," an alternate take of the Young Thug-assisted "Highlights," and a rework of "Only One" featuring Caroline Shaw and Ty Dolla $ign, among many others.
You can hear a few of the unfinished tracks in the players below.
Additionally, West took to Twitter today to thank Drake for his assistance in writing album cuts "30 Hours" and the two-part "Father Stretch My Hands," while also revealing collaborative work between him and the 6 God will see the light of day soon enough. "Drake would come by and just help, no strings. Future also came by to write," Kanye wrote. "We all got new shit together that's gonna drop soon."
"Highlights" (ft. Young Thug)
"FML" (ft. Travis Scott & the Weeknd)
"The Mind is Powerful" (ft. Swizz Beats"
"Waves" (ft. Chris Brown)
I wanna thank my brother Drizzy for helping me on 30 Hours & Father Stretch My Hands.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 18, 2016
Drake would come by and just help, no strings. Future also came by to write. We all got new shit together that's gonna drop soon.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 18, 2016