Less than two days day after his comparatively sedate appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, Kanye West dropped a new song called “XTCY” early Saturday morning. DJ Clark Kent tweeted a link to the track: “Sitting in the studio with my man and he said... ‘Clark, let that new “XTCY” joint go!!!’” West retweeted the link soon afterward.
Minimalist and consisting of little more than a bassline, an elaborately looped voice saying the song’s title, West’s vocal and an occasional moan from a woman who kind of sounds like she might be in a state of ecstasy.
The single’s cover art, revealed via download, is a photo of the Kardashian/ Jenner sisters from Kylie’s 21st birthday party, both giving the finger to the camera. The sisters get a mention in the song’s semi-pornographic lyrics: “You got sick thoughts? I got more of ‘em/ You got a sister in law you would smash? I got four of them” (at press time, even the analysts at the lyric site Genius hadn’t touched that one yet). We even get a reprise of the immortal “poopity scoop” from West’s trolling track “Lift Yourself” from May, which was immortalized in a Donald Glover-led “Saturday Night Live” skit later that week.
German director Eva Trobisch poses with the “Pardo for the Best First Feature” during the 71st Locarno International Film Festival, on Aug 11 inLocarno, Switzerland. (AP)