Is a work of art ever truly finished?
Few (if any) artists have actively wrestled with this question as publicly as Kanye West, who—as will be familiar to others who closely followed the Pablo era—has evidently shared an updated version of his most recent album Donda.
The tweaked version started appearing on streaming services late Monday into Tuesday and was swiftly spotted (and just as swiftly dissected) by fans, including—among others—the folks over at Watching the Throne. A listen through the new version of the album—which, at the time of this writing, was showing up as a separate album on Spotify and Apple Music—reveals noticeable mixing changes on several songs.
However, the most notable changes are the removal of Chris Brown from “New Again” and KayCyy from “Keep My Spirit Alive.”