Kanye West appears to be in the studio with the dream pop duo from Baltimore Beach House.
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Beach House – Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally – are currently touring the United States behind new double album ‘Once Twice Melody’, playing in Madison, Wisconsin and St. Paul, Minnesota this weekend.
Taking to Instagram yesterday (February 26), Kanye shared a pair of photos of himself in the studio with the duo, which have since been confirmed as legit by ‘DONDA 2’ producer John Cunningham, says stereogum.
It’s unclear if the photos were taken yesterday or if the acts were in the studio together in the past, but Ye appeared to be wearing the same outfit in studio photos and an Instagram Live on the same day.
See photos below.
Meanwhile, Kanye has updated his bespoke Stem Player platform to add 12 new songs to ‘DONDA 2’, bringing the current total to 16 tracks. It is unclear whether this is the entire album or not.
According to a draft tracklist for “DONDA 2” West released last week, six more songs could be added to the mix in the near future. It should be noted, however, that none of these tracks were played at West’s event in Miami on Tuesday, February 22.
The album – West’s 11th and a direct sequel to last year’s ‘DONDA’ – is available exclusively through the platform, unique to the $200 (£150) device made by the rapper’s Yeezy Tech company . Four songs from the disc – “Security”, “Pablo”, “Broken Road” and “We Did It Kid” – were made available to Stem Player owners on Wednesday, February 23, after a listening party and live performance. direct to Miami the night before.
Over the weekend, West said he made over $2.2m (£1.6m) in Stem Player sales within 24 hours of announcing it would be the only way to listen to “Donda 2”. Following the announcement, however, Apple reportedly withdrew its $2m (£1.5m) sponsorship deal with West.