Kayne Wests highly anticipated album Jesus Is King dropped on Friday after countless delays left fans wondering if their prayers would ever be answered.
Arriving four weeks after its original release date, Wests ninth studio album is a gospel-infused creation featuring the likes of everyone fromsaxophonist Kenny G to Clipse, Timbaland, and Pierre Bourne.
Reactions to the album were mixed. Many Kanye stans were ecstatic at the arrival of new material while others scratched their heads at the religious endeavor.
Among the many opinions circulating online though was an interesting discovery. One of the 11 tracks seemed to sound familiar. And if you grew up with a Nintendo 64, you too may recognize that sound as well.
MusicianLouie Zong noted on Twitter that the track Selah was reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
noticed something while listening to the new kanye album… pic.twitter.com/q1nRklkhf4
— Louie Zong (@everydaylouie) October 25, 2019
Dont hear it? Check out the song Gerudo Valley from the games soundtrack.
While in a different key, Wests song seems to use the same chords and sounds.
The Zelda version is credited to composerKoji Kondo, who wrote all the songs for the iconic game.
It remains unclear though how the section of Wests song was crafted and whether a sample from Zelda was knowingly used. Credits for the song make no mention of Kondo either. Was someone playing too much Zelda?
Either way, Wests supporters seemed to embrace the similarities.
Why does Gerudo Valley make every song better? one Twitter user asked.
Why does Gerudo Valley make every song better?