Kanye West’s “Lost In The World”—his latest jam to surface online—is not unlike Jason Derulo’s 2009 smash “Whatcha Say” in that it samples a pensive, Auto-Tuned indie hit (in this case Bon Iver’s “Woods”) and re-purposes it into a proper rump-shaker. Oh, God—what are we saying? This is actually ten times better than “Whatcha Say”! Get lost in ‘ye’s world below.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Kanye-West-Lost-In-The-World.mp3" text="Kanye West - Lost In The World" dl="0"]
For reference, here’s Bon Iver’s original:
So fragile. So beautiful. It was just begging for West to ladle lyrics like “If we die in each other’s arms, still get laid in the after life” on top of it!
Side note: Kanye’s whole “you’re my now, you’re my forever, you’re my freedom, you’re my jail” bit has us flashing back to Pet Shop Boys’ 1986 ode to Italian fashion gangs “Paninaro,” wherein Chris Lowe raps, “You’re my lover, you’re my hope, you’re my dreams, my life, my passion, my love, my sex, my money, violence, religion, justice, death.”
There’s no official word yet on whether “Lost In The World” will appear on Yeezy’s upcoming fifth album, which is due out November 22.