Kanye West unveiled new visual for ‘Donda Chant’, the first track from the multi-platinum producer’s latest album Donda. “You took to Instagram to share the one-minute video, which appears to feature an aerial view of Donda’s listening session held at Soldier Field in Chicago. A montage of black and white images flash on the screen, as several vehicles circle around the replica of the South Shore house he grew up in with his mother. The visual features photos of Ms. West as a child and adult, as well as clips of her laughing and several photos of her and Kanye together.
“Donda Chant” is produced by Kanye West and features Syleena Johnson repeatedly singing “Donda” in different cadences for nearly a minute. This is one of at least three tracks on the album that either use Dr. Donda West’s vocals or are directly related to him. The others: “Donda” and “Praise God” feature excerpts from a speech Dr. West gave at Chicago State University in 2007, according to Genius. Ms. West was an English professor at Clark University in Atlanta before becoming chair of the English department at Chicago State University. She died in 2007 at the age of 58.
“Donda Chant” follows the release of the music video “24”, which “Ye released via YouTube.” Visual “24” was produced by Nick Knight and features footage from Yeezy’s second listening session inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Ms West is also pictured in the “24” video, as she joins her son on a trip to the skies.
So far, ‘Ye has released three music videos – “24”, “Come to Life” and “Donda Chant” – from Donda. Each of the videos included at least some footage from one of the listening sessions Ye had prior to the album’s release. It will be interesting to see if Yeezy follows the same formula if he chooses to release more clips of Donda.
Check out “Donda Chant” below: