Water by Kanye West

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Water by Kanye West

Monday, 1 February

Feeling thirsty? Then drink some water. Wanna hear a great song that transitions Jesus is King from its combative, alienated first half into its embracing, communal second half? Then listen to Water. Look, we're not saying Water is better than water—but give Chris and Travis a chance to make their case. In this episode, they discuss Kanye's cleansing imagery, how the song serves as a baptism of the album's contentious energy up to that point, and what may in fact be Kanye's most mind-boggling (and brilliant) sample yet. If you'd like to hear the show ad-free, then support us over on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KanyePodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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