Coldest Winter - Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Coldest Winter - Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak

Tuesday, 20 March

If it's 4 a.m. and you can't sleep. If it's a lonely night and you're starting to fade. If the love you need is a thousand miles away.

Don't worry, we're covering the right song for you today.

As Chris and Travis reach the tail end of 808s & Heartbreak, they try to keep their composure as Kanye reaches the apex of all the fear and regret that's plagued him throughout the album. It's a dark, yet strangefully hopeful time on Coldest Winter, which finds Kanye saying goodbye to his mother (and, effectively, his fantasies about fame) as he looks towards building his own future.

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