Kanye West’s ‘Jesus is King’ religious-themed project to arrive Sept. 27

The announcement follows months of West’s Sunday Services performances, in which he has appeared with choirs on Sunday mornings to give his songs gospel makeovers and tease new music.

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Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on in April.

Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on in April.

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Kanye West’s ninth studio album appears to be coming soon.

The 42-year-old rapper updated his official website to an image of a notepad, with what appears to be an album title – “Jesus is King” – as well as a tracklist and a release date, Sept. 27.

The announcement follows months of West’s Sunday Services performances, in which he has appeared with choirs on Sunday mornings to give his songs gospel makeovers and tease new music.

In addition to the religious-hinting titles of several of the tracks – “God Is,” “Baptized,” “Wake the Dead,” “Sunday” and “Sweet Jesus,” among others – the photo on West’s website also shows a Bible open to the Book of Psalms, and a yellow notepad written with additional religious phrases, including “Breast Plate of Right,” another biblical reference. Coincidentally, West and Kardashian chose the name Psalm for their new infant son, their fourth child together whom they welcomed in May via surrogate.

West’s wife Kim Kardashian previously shared the same image on her social media on Aug. 29, hinting that an announcement would be forthcoming. 

“Jesus is King” will be West’s ninth studio album, following the 2018 release of “Ye.” West and Kardashian had previously teased the release of a project named “Yandhi,” originally planned for a Black Friday 2018 release before West delayed it indefinitely. 

In the months since, his Sunday Services shows have been his most visible public appearances, with West performing an Easter Sunday edition at Coachella in April.

Read more at usatoday.com.

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