Unless you believe the conspiracy theorists, The Life of Pablo rollout was about as haphazard as my second grade science fair project. Undoubtedly, Kanye West’s perfectionist tendencies were a large reason for this convoluted release, as even now, he’s still working on the album. Such meticulous attention to detail has often led to countless versions of the same track — it’s long been rumored that there were upwards of 80 versions of “All of the Lights” tracked for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Today, one such alternate Pablo track leaked online. It’s of “Wolves”, and features vocals from Sia and Vic Mensa in addition to Frank Ocean. If you recall, Sia and Mensa accompanied Kanye when he first debuted the song on Saturday Night Live last year, but were both noticeably absent from the album version. Listen to what some fans have dubbed the “OG version” of “Wolves” below.
Update – Thursday, February 18th at 3:25 p.m.: The track has been taken down.