Whether you love him, hate him, think he’s a maniac or a traitor, there’s no denying Kanye West’s talents as a record producer—and he’s proven it again with today’s release of Ye, his eighth studio album. Touching on topics from his mental health to Stormy Daniels and everything between, it’s a record of lyrics that will polarize, but with beats of undeniable power. Our pick from the short record (just 23 minutes long) is “Ghost Town,” featuring (uncredited) Kid Cudi, 070 Shake and John Legend. With additional production from Mike Dean, Benny Blanco and Francis and the Lights, the many voices and hands on the track yield a layered, dynamic and emotional piece.
Kanye West: Ghost Town