Flashing Lights

Flashing Lights

Kanye West (Ft. Dwele)

In “Flashing Lights”, Kanye is found reminiscing about a flighty, capricious ex-girlfriend he can’t stop thinking about.

Similar to “Homecoming”, Kanye uses this girl as a metaphor for his public audience, to whose chaotic whims he’s forced to cater to.

There is also a video filmed during a studio session for Kanye’s 2010 magnum opus “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” with Ye and longtime collaborator Charlie Wilson when they jam to the Flashing Lights instrumental. They sang the song with a new hook that goes:

Hey everybody, tonight’s the night
I’ve been waiting my whole life
Who would have known what it was like?
Running from these flashing lights

The song was later given to K-Pop group JYJ for their song Ayy Girl, which also featured Malik Yusef.