New track includes a verse from Travis Scott and mixing from Dr. Dre
After teasing a snippet of “Wash Us in the Blood” on Twitter, Kanye West launched the complete track on Tuesday with a video directed by Arthur Jafa. The scrappy, screechy single sounds like the child of a nail grating on the chalkboard and an authorities siren.
West begins “Wash US in the Blood” by rapping in other words, repetitive bursts, drawling the end of his lines; a sample of what sounds like a preacher adds a shock of energy behind the rapper. As the tune progresses, West starts to take aim at unnamed villains– “They don’t want Kanye to be Kanye/They wan na sign a phony Kanye, they tryna sign a calm ‘Ye”– before changing his attention to the media: “They wan na edit the interviews, they wan na take it to interludes/ … You understand that it’s phony if it’s in the news.”
Like much of West’s work, “Wash US in the Blood” soaked up contributions from a slew of artists. West co-produced the track with BoogzDaBeast, Ronny J, FNZ, and Dem Jointz; nine men are credited as songwriters on Spotify, including Travis Scott, who adds a typically woozy verse at odds with the beat’s unconstrained hazard. On Twitter, West said “Wash United States in the Blood” was mixed by Dr. Dre.
“Wash US in the Blood” is the first brand-new music from West since his Sunday Service Choir launched Jesus Is Born last Christmas. It’s been longer considering that listeners have had the ability to hear West rap– Jesus Is King came out last October.
“Wash US in the Blood” is set to appear on West’s upcoming full-length, God’s Country. The album does not yet have a release date.