Over the span from 2008 – 2013 Kanye’s music has changed a lot. Love Lockdown represents a time when he was obviously getting over a breakup. ” I can’t keep myself and keep you too”. The tone is somber. Percussion is loud but drops out at times to focus on the lyrics and the singing.
Bound 2 is much brighter of a song. Uncle Charlie and the Ponderosa twins plus one give Bound 2 a more soulful vibe. I would bet this is probably one of people’s favorite song on the Yeezus album. While some of his songs may have been pushing boundaries it was if he put Bound 2 at the end just to prove that he could still do this. A more easily digestible hit.