In case you didn’t watch TV or used the Internet over the weekend, here’s the video for “Runaway”. According to Kanye West himself, the 40-minute long fantasy is “the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world.” The film was shot in Prague and features Selita Ebanks in the role of the phoenix and MC Nicki Minaj as the narrator. For those in need of some references, West mentioned “Thriller” (there’s room for a brief tribute to Michael Jackson), “The Wall” and “Purple Rain” as direct inspirations for the film, the score for which includes some of the songs from “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. The album will have up to five different covers (there’s one below the video) and that, at least according to iTunes, has an official tracklist. To watch the video in higher definition, drop by Kanye West’s website.
Kanye West - “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
01. Dark Fantasy 02. Gorgeous (Feat. Raekwon & Kid Cudi) 03. POWER 04. All Of The Lights 05. Monster (Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver) 06. So Appalled (Feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce & Swizz Beatz) 07. Devil In a New Dress 08. Runaway (Feat. Pusha T) 09. Hell Of a Life 10. Blame Game (Feat. John Legend x Pusha T) 11. Lost In The World 12. See Me Now And to complete a Monday dominated by Kanye’s promotional machinery, here’s the newest instalment of his G.O.O.D. Fridays, a track entitled “Don't Look Down”, with ‘Ye accompanied by Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco and Big Sean. Leave your email and download it here.