Track review: Kanye West, 'White Dress'

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October 12, 2012|By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy | RedEye

***1/2 (out of 4)

Not long ago, Kim Kardashian found another way to draw the collective ire of America, as she so capably does, when she began talking about her NEXT wedding before the divorce was even final on her 72-day, lace-white scar of reality show bait.

Now the other half of Kanyashian (Kimye?) drops his song from the soundtrack for RZA's "Man with the Iron Fists" movie, coincidentally titled "White Dress." Or maybe not coincidentally, as the title indicates a potential prelude to a union that would break tabloid America.

But the music of the RZA-produced track bears little to do with Kim, or even 2012 Kanye. Instead it's cut from the love-lorn misunderstood-ness of 2005 Kanye, complete with a wobbly soul sample, melancholy piano and little-to-no hook. It's like comfort food, rather than the "Talkin bout clothes?/I'll muhfuckin embarrass you" condescension we get so often from Yeezy these days.

He can never quite turn the opulence (or the overt sex) down to zero. "Rented the whole bottom floor for a candle light dinner/Turned the lights out and put my candle right in her," but at least we feel like we could reach out and touch him again when he follows it with "Family on both sides I'm so glad you came/Auntie couldn't make it, oh no, that's a shame."

So whether or not "White Dress" foreshadows slapping a ring on Kimye or not is inconsequential--it's a gorgeous bit of Kanye charm that reminds us why we fell in love with him in the first place.

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