Kanye West Brought His Famous Sunday Service To Coachella Complete W/ New Song

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Kanye West has finally brought his much-hyped Sunday Service to the masses, leading a star-studded Sunday morning event at Coachella in front of an audience of thousands (and many more via livestream), and casually dropping a new song outta nowhere.

Ye and wife Kim Kardashian have been running the Sunday Services, weekly events featuring a shitload of music (gospel and otherwise) and some extremely high-level celebrity appearances, since January – but until now they’ve been exclusively invite-only.

The Services have been held at a bunch of different locations, changing every week. As to whether or not the event is actually like, church-church, it’s hard to say exactly. According to Kanye’s long-time collaborator and pal Tony Williams, “the goal is to be able to communicate love effectively“, which, aw, that’s nice.


The Coachella Service was held atop a grassy hill, featuring dozens of dancers in extremely Yeezus-appropriate, borderline-culty attire, and like the private Services, seemed to be all about the joy of music itself.

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And excitingly, West used the Coachella service to debut a new song: “Water“. Does this mean we will actually be getting a new ‘Ye album in the forseeable future, before climate change turns us all to dust? A gal can dream!

He was also joined onstage by Chance The Rapper, Teyana Taylor, Kid Cudi and DMX, and had an emotional moment with many of them during Ultralight Beam that Def Jam Records called “powerful“.


According to our eyes on the ground at Coachella, Courtney Fry, the Sunday Service this morning was jam-packed with celebrity spectators, including Sky Ferreira, Mark Ronson, Donald Glover and Kendall Jenner, as well as (presumably) Kim K. Also North West was spotted dancing and doing cartwheels during the service – “extremely kids-at-church-on-Sunday behaviour“, which is probably the most adorable thing that will happen at Coachella this year, full stop.