A two-minute snippet of a new song by Kanye West hit the Web last night, only to be yanked shortly after it generated a tremendous amount of buzz online. The bootlegged, low-quality track is called “All Day” and it found its way online just weeks after Yeezy discussed the song during an interview with GQ.
He indicated at the time that “All Day” would likely be the first single from his forthcoming album.
He explained that he originally wanted to craft an album of melody-driven music as a counter to the abrasiveness of 2013’s controversial Yeezus. But this particular track forced him to change artistic direction; he described it as “a new song that’s so good that the album has to be balanced against it.” He likened the track to his 2011 hit with Jay Z “N—as in Paris.”
“I say, ‘All day, n—a, it’s Ye, n—a / Shopping for the winter, it’s just May, n—a / Ball so hard, man, this s–t cray, n—a / You ain’t getting money unless you got eight figures.’ Right? Jay would have said that.”