In case you're either living under a rock or fully executing your right to 'boycott Kanye,' Yeezy Season is here with the release of Kanye West's new studio album, ye. The follow-up to his wonky 2016 album The Life of Pablo was released from the unspoiled mountain vistas of Wyoming and clocks in at a succinct 23-minutes, with just seven songs (very 'Ye-esque). With such a slender project, it's quite easy to pick out a favorite or two, and according to the people, it just so happens to be "Ghost Town."
"Ghost Town," a record beaming with rainbow blues and knife-edge guitar riffs, forms the skeleton of ye, an album that's just as jumbled and scrambled as Kanye's self-patented stream of consciousness. The song, which interpolates a melody from a low-profile 1960s gem by Dave Edmunds called "Take Me For a Little While" (also famously included season four of The Sopranos), hopscotches over the topics of one-sided love, freedom, and death. Together, the trio deliver a sentimental, bright and uplifting anthem that does three things: 1) set up the excitement for next week's Kids See Ghost release, 2) clear the ground for 070 Shake's takeoff, and 3) leave you with all the feels.
While "Violent Crimes" is another clear favorite, the temperature generated by fans online forecast "Ghost Town" as the latest entry in Kanye's best songs category.
I legitimately just got choked up listening to ghost town— Saint Andrew (@AndyMineo) June 1, 2018
TRACK 6 “GHOST TOWN” IN MY OPINION IS THE BEST SONG ON YE.— A (@APRILMESCUDI) June 1, 2018
Kanye clearly made “Ghost Town” to become a future classic.— (@UNDERRATEDVIEWS) June 1, 2018
When Kid Cudi comes in on Ghost Town pic.twitter.com/zMz0fkhWCG— Caroline (@carol_stone11) June 1, 2018
I just cried to Ghost Town at 6:30 am.— Raw Deal (@ChnnyBrwn) June 1, 2018
TO ANYONE WANTING INTERCONNECTED ALBUMS:— Watching the Throne (@KanyePodcast) June 1, 2018
GHOST TOWN SAYS “WE’RE STILL THE KIDS WE USED TO BE” AND WAS ORIGINALLY ON KIDS SEE GHOST. WE NOW HAVE A THEMATIC TIE. LAST TRACK SAYS TO NOT GROW UP TOO FAST.
KIDS SEE GHOST SEEMS LIKE A THEMATIC EXTENSION OF ye (at least for now)
Ghost town only made me 100 times more excited for Kids See Ghosts. Personally, it’s the most anticipated album of all time. pic.twitter.com/ao7N1ziZJn— Gab (@Gabriela_Stiper) June 1, 2018
if I ever go in a coma play cudi’s part in ghost town and I’ll wake up. I promise.— queen quen (@quenblackwell) June 1, 2018
When I heard Kid Cudi’s voice on “Ghost Town” pic.twitter.com/Y65vd7kmyZ— Niara (@omgitsniara) June 1, 2018
Ghost Town is almost more MBDTF than MBDTF my god— Sam Mills (@OnlyMillsy) June 1, 2018