Kanye deconstructed by Vox
Throughout his career, Kanye West has harnessed the emotional power of choirs. For example, he enlisted the Boys Choir of Harlem in “Two Words” and created his own 13-person choir in the triumphant “All of the Lights” by layering vocal performances by everyone from Elton John to Rihanna.
All of these techniques have culminated in West’s latest album, The Life of Pablo. He again used Caroline Shaw in a few tracks, including “Wolves,” and created his own choir with the help of Kirk Franklin, The-Dream, Kelly Price, and Chance the Rapper in “Ultralight Beam.”
It’s a Testimony to human Voice. There won’t be a machine replacing Kanye anytime soon.