Download Kanye West – Awesome
Kanye West is here with Awesome. We heard hints of “Awesome” on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” and Kanye also performed at the Met Ball in 2013. Now, two years later, the song has leaked in its fully glory. Presumably an ode to Ye’s muse, Kim Kardashian, “Awesome” is a slow-moving auto-tuned love ballad. If Kanye hadn’t already made his undying love for Kimmy Cakes known, it’s definitely clear here.
Kanye’s laptop was allegedly stolen in Paris, and tha might be the only reason this song is online right now.
“You’re so awesome/ You don’t need to listen to your manager” is a favorite. He also kindly promises, “I hope you’re ready for tonight/ I’m gonna cook, you’ll be dessert.” But the best one has to be “Cause baby I’m awesome also.”
West performed “Awesome” at a small club in New York for a weird Adult Swim corporate event a few years ago: It was just him on the stage, leaning on his mic stand, belting from the heart like he was Sam Cooke reborn. West has never been the most poetic lyricist, and it’s when he reaches for a pun or some kind of complex wordplay that his songs get totally groan-worthy (see: “you a MILF and I’m a motherfucker”).
But he does have unparalleled zest, and “Awesome” isn’t trying to do anything other than prove the depth of West’s love: “You look too good to be at work/ You feel too good to ever hurt/ I’m gonna cook/ You be dessert.” This is the type of everyday romance that feels beautifully true. In its simple declarations of love, “Awesome” follows the late Kanye admirer Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” which was so perfect because, “I spent it with you.” Platitudes go a long way when sung with such gusto.
While we await the official links to the record, stream Kanye’s latest track here