Love Lockdown


"Love Lockdown" is a song by American recording artist Kanye West from his fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak (2008). The song was released on September 18, 2008 by Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam as the lead single from the album. The track was written by West who co-produced it with Jeff Bhasker. Prior to its release as a single, West premiered "Love Lockdown" with a performance at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. As a pop song that retains influence of synthpop, "Love Lockdown" features Auto-Tune vocals sung by West. Its minimalist production is characterized by the Roland TR-808 drum machine, keyboards and tribal drums.
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