After avoiding making public appearances since his outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards a few months back, Kanye West has returned with the video for “Coldest Winter” from his 2008 album “808s & Heartbreak.” The clip was released on the internet today (Feb. 24).
The video, directed by Nabil Elderkin, depicts a bride running through a forest in slow motion and uses a remixed version of the song; West does not appear in the video. Elderkin also directed the clip for “Paranoid,” which features labelmate Rihanna and was released a few months ago.
Sources close to Kanye say he is working on his next album in Hawaii. Artist Big Sean, who is signed to West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, tweeted earlier this month that he and producer No I.D. were hard at work on the album which he referred to as “Good Ass Job.” But No I.D. says that as of right now, the title hasn’t been confirmed. “We really have been operating on one rule which is whatever happens in the studio, we’re not talking about it yet. So, most of the comments have been coming from people before they go,” he tells Billboard.com. Big Sean’s tweets have since been deleted.
West’s “808” has sold 1.63 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan.