New interview from Pitchfork:
Yeezus just rose againThe Bling Ringers also listen to quite a bit of Twisted Fantasy-era Kanye West, an artist who's now in the midst of his own complicated campaign against celebrity obsession and consumerism. When I ring up Coppola and her long-time music supervisor Brian Reitzell to chat about the soundtrack, they explain that West's involvement in the film went beyond the appearance of "POWER" and "All of the Lights": The two approached him in the film's early stages in the hopes that he'd record original music and help orchestrate the score. Due to conflicting schedules, the full-blown collaboration was not to be. But Kanye did offer to license material from Twisted Fantasy for the film... and mentioned a little song he knew of, long before its official release, that sounded appropriate given the themes at hand: Frank Ocean's "Super Rich Kids". And once other artists realized Kanye had cosigned the project, the difficult licensing process began to loosen and flow, resulting in one of the most lively soundtracks of the year, and proving the power of celebrity moves in all sorts of directions.