5. Kanye West – ‘Real Friends’
Kanye announced Swish will be released on February 21st last week and dropped a song and a half as part of his Good Friday series which we can expect to happen weekly until that date. ‘No More Parties in LA’ features Kendrick Lamar and a beat by Madlib. It’s presented in snippet form but ‘Real Friends’, the full-length track of the two is Kanye at his contemplative, vulnerable and slightly-ridiculous best.
…A cover of Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’ by Kelly Lee Owens, a singer who recently featured on Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic album and who has been working her way towards a debut album later this year. Production on the cover is by James Greenwood and Owens and it takes a bubbling acid arpeggio take on the original while Kelly Lee Owens pays a fine tribute to the singer that continues to inspire.”