Kanye West answers fans' plea to re-record 'Love Lockdown' by adding some sounds of a Japanese music instrument in the process of its remake.
After reportedly receiving some bum reactions, saying that his latest single "Love Lockdown" is "below average" production, rapper Kanye West recently says that he will return in the mixing desk to make a new version of the tune. "Your prayers have been answered!! There's a new version of Love Lockdown coming," Kanye wrote on his personal blog.
Elaborating the written statement, Kanye explained that the new version of the song will have some additional Japanese taiko drum riffs. "We used new taiko drums and I re-sung it ... It's being mastered now ...," the rapper stated.
However, the change will apparently not be as drastic as what people have assumed referring to the fan's poor response because the rapper drops the request to remove the vocal effect of auto-tune in the song. He said, "if you don't like auto-tune... too bad cause I love it and have been using it since the College Dropout!!!"
"Love Lockdown" is the lead single to appear in Kanye's fourth studio effort "808's & Heartbreak", which will be available for purchase on December 16. The day after he sang the single at MTV Video Music Awards on September 7, Kanye announced that the song was indeed conceived in a hurry and he only needed a week and a half to get it done.
The old version of Kanye's "Love Lockdown":