Fade: We Have Lift Off

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Fade: We Have Lift Off

Tuesday, 23 April

Before we dissect what may be the most important song of Kanye's career, Saint Pablo, we first have to analyze what may surprise you to discover is one of Kanye's most complex songs: Fade. Chris and Travis have their work cut out for them on this one, as Fade's multitude of samples signal a key transformation taking place heading into Saint Pablo. We break down each one of them as we go line by line to show just how that transformation is taking place.

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