Kanye West Contemplates Marriage in Soulful ‘White Dress’ Snippet
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What if God was one of us? Kanye West’s verses lately have tended toward cold, haughty aggression; on his G.O.OD. Music compilation Cruel Summer, he compared himself to the Almighty. A promotional video late last month showed a kinder, gentler Yeezy, however, and now comes a minute-long snippet of West’s new song “White Dress,” which has him sounding even more human. The effect is downright refreshing.
From the October 23 soundtrack to Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA’s upcoming film The Man White the Iron Fists, “White Dress” sees West showing a little vulnerability over soul-steeped production that’s as welcome as a summer breeze. As Idolator notes, RZA has already unveiled the hook: “I see you in the club in a tight dress / But I picture you in a church with a white dress.” But this longer preview has more of the church than the club, with West proclaiming, “You the type of girl that deserve a new last name.”
There’s also a passing lyrical reference to Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),” so, do with that knowledge what you will.