Kanye West’s vision for The Life of Pablo (that it’s a gospel album) is most obvious in “Ultralight Beam,” and it lends itself well to remixes. cln recognized that in the TLOP opener, which also happens to be the Australian producer’s favorite track. By filtering and chopping up the vocals and adding stuttering percussive elements, he transforms “Ultralight Beam” from gospel music to a laidback, late-night jam.
Says cln of the song: “I will always see Kanye as someone who worked extremely hard to reach his goals. He didn’t have instant success. He put in a lot of effort behind the scenes for years before he became famous for his own art. I find his story very inspirational, and I think ‘The Life Of Pablo’ is an excellent record. I decided to put my own take on ‘Ultralight Beam’ because it’s my favourite song on the album. Chance ties it all together very well.”
Listen to cln’s remix of “Ultralight Beam” below.