Maybe it’s because Chicago’s skyline is staring back from out the window or maybe it’s because of Kanye’s latest antics— it could be to celebrate that he has a record about to drop on November 22, but this is your song of the day.
Good Morning is the first track off Kanye’s third studio album, 2007’s “Graduation.” It’s also the song that opened every tour stop he made to promote the album, justifiably.
It was never released as a single but the video was made to promote the album by the Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami who brought to life the artwork throughout Graduation.
West takes writing and producing credit on this one, with a sample from Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”. Jay-Z, Connie Mitchell (Australian pop singer, lead vocals in Sneaky Sound System) and Tony “Penafire” Williams add to the vocals throughout the track as well.
The majority of us can’t relate to the “hustler” ideas of the song, but it won’t stop us from seeing the sunrise with each “Good Morning.” The songs deeper meaning lies in the idea of dusting yourself off and picking yourself up each day. No matter what situation you are in, making the best of it—being the best in it even if you are brought down. The song brings in focus the idea of graduating which is the constant theme of the album.
It’s Saturday. Take a listen. It’s time to get on down. Good Morning.
by: Natalie Kontur