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Kanye West uses Belarus piano in new album
Kanye West during his new album's launch. Photo: kanobu.ru
Kanye West’s new album Ye was out on June 2 and has been since listened to hundreds of millions times. Interestingly, it is Belarusian to some extent: Jupiter synths and Belarus piano were used in the fourth track.
Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon known for his love of Belarusian pianos has mentioned the fact on Twitter. His friend Phil Cook played the piano, the musician said.
Bon Iver made a video of the cover version of Bonnie Wright’s I Can't Make You Love Me in 2011. Belarus piano was used in that video.
Kanye West’s album consists of seven tracks and is 23 minutes long. The album was presented at a ranch in a mountain valley in Wyoming. Kanye’s relatives, journalists and colleagues were present there. However, the owners of the ranch were very unhappy about ‘the weird party’. Kanye kept changing his plans, delayed the performance for a few hours and exceeded the noise restrictions, they said. “No more rappers here,” the owners decided
Interestingly, the album cover is a picture taken by the rapper on his phone on the way to the party. The inscription on the cover says "I hate being bipolar. It's awesome". This phrase is the motto of people suffering from bipolar disorder, experts think. Kanye has probably made a confession this way, they believe.