TY DOLLA $IGN, FKA TWIGS AND KANYE WEST TEAM UP WITH SKRILLEX FOR 'EGO DEATH'
JULY 3RD 2020
Ty Dolla $ign has released his new single “Ego Death.” The track features Kanye West, FKA twigs, Skrillex, and serpentwithfeet…which is pretty much the most surprise and random collaboration since Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye in 2016 on ‘FourFiveSeconds’. Ty$ and Skrillex produced “Ego Death,” with additional production by BoogzDaBeast for BoardMemberz.
In a press release Ty$ said - “Ego Death” is a very special record. It’s always an honor working with my brother ’Ye. He’s a genius and we make incredible records every single time we link up. Skrillex and twigs came in and blessed us with the magic that only they can put on the record. I played it once at a house party and everyone went crazy. A clip leaked online and shit but that’s all good. I just had to find the right time to put it out, so I’m excited that it’s finally THAT TIME! My new album is done and it’s coming very soon. Shout to my fans for being patient while I made sure it was perfect, it’s worth the wait.... It’s my best work yet. I can’t wait for y’all to hear it!”
Ty Dolla $ign and Kanye West have collaborated on numerous tracks, including “Only One,” “Real Friends,” and Jesus Is King’s “Everything We Need.”Ty$ has worked with Skrillex numerous times also on “Midnight Hour,” “two nights part ii,” “Malokera,” and Beach House 3’s “So Am I.” as well as the legendary collab between Mariah Carey and Ty “The Distance”. Last year, serpentwithfeet and Ty Dolla $ign shared the track “Receipts.”
The track is an unusual collab in terms of sounds, there is no set chorus or hook and each artist has a designated section of the record all with very different approaches to the simplistic beat. Ty rides the beat in his usual laidback yet feisty style, bodying the largest majority of the record showing off his usual quickfire vocal runs and distinct tone. Kanye’s verse received the most criticism, many fans citing they wish he approached it differently or a version with just Ty and Twigs was available. This is due to the fact, despite only have 42 seconds on the track, Twigs EATS her collaborators up, taking the track to a 90’s feel house record at the end of the song.
Check the track out below and see what you think -