Earlier this month, Kanye West got people talking when he posted a photo of himself, Killers singer Brandon Flowers and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto on his blog and wrote that the trio were working on a “dope-ass song” for 30STM’s new album.
According to mtvnews.com, Leto wrote a post on 30STM’s site a few days later — in which he revealed that the song was called “Hurricane” – and he had more to say on Monday.
“I had actually brought up [the idea of working with West] some time ago, but it’s pretty unbelievable that it actually happened,” Leto said. “He came by here, he was here in the studio, and we did some initial kind of listening, and he did some singing, and we knew we needed to kind of follow up and finish things, so I went over to Hawaii [with] an engineer and a small crew, and we had a great time.”
Leto said that “Hurricane” features West’s voice, au naturel, a decision he made even though the rapper/producer has trafficked almost exclusively in Auto-Tune as of late.”This is Kanye singing. I happen to think he has a really great voice. I like his voice a lot,” Leto said. “My favorite is when he sings, as opposed to rapping, and I told him that as well, that I really liked him as a singer. But the Auto-Tune thing doesn’t really bug me.”