Along with the striking imagery in Kanye West’s “Runaway,” people are still talking about the short film’s soundtrack. The visual’s vibrant colors are paralleled by some of West’s best production work. Just ask [artist id="3066140"]Kid Cudi[/artist].
Cudder was hanging out in the studio one day when he overheard the beat for what would eventually become West’s “Gorgeous.”
” ‘Gorgeous’ was one of those records that, as soon as I heard the beat, I was like, ‘Man, this is the one. This is that “This Can’t Be Life” Kanye beat,’ ” Cudi recalled, referencing the ‘Ye-produced Jay-Z track. ” ‘This is that classic ‘Ye beat. I want to be on this.’ I came up to him, and I was like, ‘Man, are you working on this record? Are you working on this beat?’ He goes, ‘Yeah … do you got an idea for it?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I might.’ I didn’t. I was lying like a mother—-er. I was like, ‘Yeah, man, I want to get on this joint.’ ”
The song is featured in the third scene of “Runaway,” as Selita Ebanks’ phoenix walks around the garden, interacting with the animals and plants, while Kanye watches her from inside. It will be on West’s highly anticipated My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album and also features Raekwon.
Cudi said they put the track together the same way they’ve put together their previous collaborations: Kanye throws out an idea, and he tries his best to make his part fit.
“That’s my goal. Whatever Kanye tells me, I just try to put it in my little machine and make the perfect solution for it,” Cudi said. “That’s always our collab formula, and that’s just how ‘Gorgeous’ came about. He just kind of told me what he was trying to say, I threw out some words, we rearranged words, and we came out with a bunch of different options before we come up with the hook.”
From what you’ve heard so far, what do you think of “Gorgeous”? Are you excited to hear the full song? Let us know in the comments!