Kanye Will Take You To Church Next Month With A New Gospel-Tinged Album

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Kanye West has spent the better part of the year chucking Sunday Services, his ostentatious spin on weekly praise and worship gatherings, so it’s no real surprise his upcoming record is named Jesus Is King. 

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Taking to Instagram this morning, West’s wife Kim Kardashian shared the record’s title, track list, and release date of September 27, giving adherents to the church of Ye something to pray for.

The record seems packed with biblical references. Outside of the obvious references to the rapper’s deity of choice, there’s Selah, a reference to the ancient Hebrew exclamation, plus the pretty clear scriptural nods of Hands On, Wake The Dead, and Through The Valley.

There’s also Water, a track which he performed at his Coachella Sunday Service. (That was the same festival where he offered some pricey merch bearing Sunday Service branding, so it’s probably best for Kanye stans to imagine Jesus actually hi-fiving the merchants in the temple.)


Kardashian’s Instagram post also features a Bible opened to Psalms chapter 56, which includes this nugget:

5 All day long they twist my words;
all their schemes are for my ruin.
6 They conspire, they lurk,
they watch my steps,
hoping to take my life.
7 Because of their wickedness do not let them escape;
in your anger, God, bring the nations down.

Seems the fella has been inspired by the book in more ways than one.

Jesus Is King will be the guy’s first solo record since last year’s confounding Ye. Consider it a New Testament in the bloke’s, uh, teachings.