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.
Kanye West’s ninth studio album appears to be coming soon.
The 42-year-old rapperupdated his official websiteto an image of a notepad, with what appears to be an album title –“Jesus is King” – as well asa tracklist and a release date, Sept. 27.
The announcement follows months ofWest’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 newinfant son, theirfourth child together whom they welcomed in May via surrogate.
West’s wife Kim Kardashian previously sharedthe same imageon 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 Westdelayed it indefinitely.
In the months since, his Sunday Services shows have been his most visible public appearances, with Westperforming an Easter Sunday editionat Coachella in April.
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