Kanye West has confirmed that his new album Jesus Is King will arrive on 27 September. With the long-awaited Yandhi still nowhere to be seen, a new record has now been announced in its place. The new release will be the star’s first since last year’s ye, and its content is expected to be reflective of his recent gospel-heavy Sunday Service sessions.
West’s wife Kim Kardashian West first announced Jesus Is King with a pair of social media posts on 29 August, revealing the release date, the album title and the contents of its 12-strong tracklist. Now, West has confirmed that release date too.
During West’s Atlanta Sunday Service last weekend, he addressed 600 guests who attended the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to listen to the Grammy Award-winning artist’s speech. “Jesus Is King is out September 27, so let’s continue this…” he can be seen telling a rapturous crowd in a fan-filmed Twitter video.
West has also confirmed the release of Jesus Is King by updating his official website. A screenshot of Kardashian’s post of the tracklist — which also features an open bible and a yellow notepad with biblical phrases scrawled across the page — is now the sole page that is available to view on West’s site.
A new Kanye West song called ‘Brothers’ was teased back in May, which then appeared on the soundtrack to Tales. The song was co-produced by Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo, the creator of the show.
In terms of recent musical output, West has appeared in a guest role on a slew of recent songs, including ‘Puppet’ by Tyler, the Creator, ‘Mixed Personalities’ by YNW Melly and ‘I Love It’ by Lil Pump. He also previewed a ‘Jesus Is King’ song, ‘Water’, at his Sunday Service performance at Coachella and recently produced a new Pusha T song, ‘Sociopath’.