Ever since Kanye West‘s post Taylor Swift seclusion period, every little stitch of music he has released has been like a mini-event. Even when he was dropping songs on a weekly basis during his fall of 2010 G.O.O.D. Friday run, each track, with its Hollywood glamour cover art and large, crimson font, felt like it was going to be the end/new beginning of music.
A year and a half later, it still feels that way, with (the tentatively titled) “G.O.O.D. Music — The Album“‘s first “officially” released track, “Mercy.” A dark (if not twisted) beat makes the basis for the song which is fronted by ‘Ye, Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and an Indian vocal sample. Upon first listen, “Mercy” sounds a little better than the recently leaked “Theraflu,” but it’s not exactly the second coming that the font seems to proclaiming…at least not until it goes into “Scarface” mode in its bridge, where ‘Ye pushes up some Giorgio Moroder style keyboards which create a decent facsimile of the film’s main theme.
Check out the track for yourself below.
Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz — “Mercy”