“Bound 2” is the best song off of Kanye’s Yeezus. His live performance of the song on Jimmy Fallon a few months ago with Charlie Wilson cemented the song’s legacy in the hearts of most Kanye fans and illustrated just how dedicated he is to his music. Earlier this morning, the rapper appeared on Ellen to premiere the official music video for “Bound 2” and it’s… different.
Complete with a new remix featuring a piano intro, cheesy CGI, and questionable time lapse shots of American landscapes and horses running dramatically, the bulk of the video shot by Nick Knight features Kanye riding on a motorcycle in front of a green screen with a topless Kim Kardashian in tow. Compared to how amazing and innovative West’s videos have been in the past, “Bound 2” feels like he’s just dialing it in. Sure, it serves as a love letter to Kim, which is a valiant move on Kanye’s part, and I’m not going to actually complain about seeing Kim topless. Still, I was expecting something much better for Yeezus‘ best song.
Nevertheless, you can watch the music video for “Bound 2” below and draw your own conclusions. The full interview between Kanye and Ellen can also be found below. Enjoy!