Kanye West shares new 17-minute version of 'Bed'
Kanye West shared an extended, reworked version of the 2007 song “Bed” on his SoundCloud account early Tuesday. Originally taken to No. 5 on the Hot 100 by J. Holiday, West’s version features the song’s co-writer, The-Dream, on vocals. Throughout the 17-minute cut, West’s vocals are indistinguishable or absent altogether.
West debuted the track, appropriately titled “BED YEEZY SEASON 5 (FT. THE DREAM),” at his Yeezy Season 5 fashion show earlier this month. The-Dream featured on The Life of Pablo‘s “Ultralight Beam” and “Highlights.”
Though West has appeared on numerous songs in recent months, by artists including A Tribe Called Quest, Tyga, Yo Gotti, and more, “BED YEEZY SEASON 5” is the first cut he has released under his own name since June 2016’s epic posse cut “Champions.”
West’s Yeezy Season 5 fashion show and this subsequent release mark a return to the creative sphere after the 39-year-old rapper’s 2016 concluded with an abrupt tour cancellation, a brief hospitalization, and a controversial meeting with then-President-elect Donald Trump.
Hear “BED YEEZY SEASON 5 (FT. THE DREAM)” above.