Kanye West tweets about The Mars Volta, fans wonder if he has a collab with band in upcoming album 'Donda'
West has been tweeting relentlessly the last few days, leaving many worried about his mental health, but after saying he will focus on music, he dropped a tweet asking for an album from The Mars Volta
Kanye West just name-dropped progressive rock band The Mars Volta, and fans of both artistes are now imagining what could be an epic collaboration between two very different musical styles.
West has been tweeting relentlessly in recent days, an act that has people severely worried for the rapper. But after stating he was done and would be focusing on the music now, it appears he has made good on that promise. One of his most recent tweets read, "The Mars Volta we need to finish the album." It was accompanied by a snippet of The Mars Volta track 'The Widow'.
Kanye naming the band evidently made some fans lose their minds, with several asking, "No f**king way. You know the Mars Volta?!?!?!?" And for fans of the band, the name-drop was an absolute treat. One fan stated, "If Ye just turned you onto The Mars Volta for the first time, you're lucky and I envy you!" adding, "Seriously your ears are about to be so so thankful holy sh*t what a band."
The Mars Volta was a progressive rock band that began their career in 2001. Initially comprised of At the Drive-In's Omar Rodríguez-López (guitar, producer, direction) and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals, lyrics), the original lineup also included Juan Alderete (bass), Marcel Rodríguez-López (keyboards, percussion), and Deantoni Parks (drums). The band soon earned a dedicated following owing both to their musical style as well as their extremely energetic live shows and concept albums. They went on to win a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2009 for their song 'Wax Simulacra'.
They were also named the Best Prog-Rock Band in 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine. Unfortunately for their fans, the group broke up in 2012, with Bixler-Zavala and Alderete going on to form the band Zavalaz. Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala reunited in 2014 for a project titled 'Antemasque', and At the Drive-In eventually reunited in 2015. The band has indicated a reunion would happen at some point but not revealed when.
Kanye tweeting about the band earned praise from several corners. While some were not happy about the situation, stating, "Please don't ruin The Mars Volta for me. Please leave them out of this," others are now asking for a team-up. One fan said, "This collaboration would send me to the moon," while others wondered, "Was Kanye working on an album with The Mars Volta???"
One fan shared, "If Kanye really is back in his indie-rock bag, plus the lyrical content of Wash Us, this might just be AOTY," while others theorized, "Might be a sample." Several fans were left confused, asking, "Bro why are we getting like 4 tracklists? Are you dropping 5 albums?" as well as musing, "2020 is so discombobulated that Kanye is making an album with a post-punk indie band and holding political rallies while wearing body armor. I love it, not even being sarcastic."