By Robyn Collins
Superstar rapper Kanye West will not settle for less than what he wants, so four months after releasing his seventh album, The Life of Pablo, Yeezy has added a new extra track, “Saint Pablo.” A snippet of the cut leaked in April, It’s unclear if the entire song was finished at the time.
“This is a living album and we’re delivering a new update to the album, as we said we would,” a source close to Kanye told Billboard.
The six minute-plus song, which you can listen to here, is the 20th and final track on the current version of The Life of Pablo. Sampha contributed vocals to the “Saint Pablo,” which was co-produced by Mike Dean.
The song features Kanye boasting over a gentle beat, piano, keyboard orchestration and sound effects. He addresses the media’s attacks on him and insists he’s “not out of control.”
“The media says he’s way out of control/ I just feel like I’m the only one not pretending,” he raps. “I’m not out of control I’m just not in their control.”
He continues by citing the issue of Time, which featured him on the cover. “I know I’m the most influential/that Time cover was just confirmation/ This generation’s closest thing to Einstein/ So don’t worry about me I’m fine.”
The Life of Pablo surpassed 250 million streams in its first 10 days after release through Tidal in February. Kanye originally said the album would only be available on Tidal, but it was added to all major streaming services on March 31 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.