Kanye West to Bring Runaway Film to Vevo This Weekend
Published Oct 22, 2010Over the last little while, we've been wondering when Runaway, the 34-minute film accompaniment to Kanye West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, would premiere in Canada. Previously we reported that the movie, which has been screened in a number of cities like Paris and New York, would be shown on MTV, VH1, BET and MTV2 on October 23 in the U.S., with no mention of a Canadian broadcast. While we still don't have a confirmed television airing, it looks as if our prayers have been answered by the Internet: Vevo will host the flick tomorrow night.
A press release, courtesy of Digital Media Wire, reports that starting tomorrow (October 23), "Vevo, the music video portal joint venture between Sony Music, Universal Music and Abu Dhabi Media Company, will play host to a 34-minute 'visual accompaniment' to Kanye West's forthcoming album." So as long as there is none of that annoying geo-blocking, Canadians should finally be able to see the much-talked-about film.
As previously reported, Runaway chronicles the love affair between Ye and a sexy phoenix who has fallen to earth, only to be shunned by the rest of humanity. Featuring music from West's upcoming fifth full-length, the film promises to be as intense as the record's banned artwork.
West has kept the momentum going for his brooding phase. Before settling into My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, it was suggested that he would be cutting a record called Good Ass Job, a disc that hearkened back to his older, playful material. Instead of repeating The College Dropout or Graduation, though, the rapper has delved deep into something more personally satisfying.
"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and my album cover are just ... those things are just awesome," he recently told MTV News. "It's really proper, decadent, soulful lavishness, and it's exactly what I wanna say."
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy comes out November 22.