There were a lot of whispers surrounding this song and a supposed surprise album release by Kanye. Well there was no concrete album news, but this is Love Lockdown, the first song off his 4th album revealed! Due out today!
I’m not overwhelmed on initial listens. The verse/chorus structure is a little dull and repetitive, his singing voice was never the best and no amount of T-pain imitating autotune is going to hide that, so it seems a little silly to devote a whole song on it but no doubt it’ll be a grower.
The album is supposedly due for release before the end of the year. So you can add Kanye to the ever increasing group of artists who seem to be breaking out of the traditional 2-3 year album cycle and dropping albums yearly.