Kanye West has officially revealed a new release date for Jesus Is King. This time, he’s tweeted that the hotly-anticipated new album is out on Friday, 25 October. He tweeted the news with the below image of the album on vinyl, which you can see below. It’s due the same day that his accompanying documentary film is coming to IMAX theaters.
“JESUS IS KING”
OCT 25th pic.twitter.com/Ug4ghlQYk7
— ye (@kanyewest) October 21, 2019
Jesus Is King was originally announced for a 27 September release by Kim Kardashian West, which was later pushed to 29 September, but never arrived. The weekend when it was expected to drop, West held Sunday Service events and hosted listening parties for the album. He’s since held Sunday Service events every week in locations around the world.
Last year, the star released Ye and, with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts. He has another album, Yandhi, which apparently remains indefinitely postponed. He’s said he plans to release gospel music exclusively from now on.
“I wasn’t fully saved during Coachella,” Kanye told the crowd, alluding to his Sunday Service performance at this year’s festival. “I came to know the truth and joy of Jesus. This album is an expression of the gospel.”
He then introduced the record itself—10 tracks all featuring heavily religious lyrics and themes. He frequently invokes Jesus and never swears on the album. The tracklist appears to include all the songs Kim Kardashian shared on a handwritten note posted to Twitter, though they were shuffled in a different order. Unsurprisingly to anybody who’s seen his Sunday Service performances, ‘Follow God’ reportedly includes sampled vintage gospel recordings, while ‘Selah’ is filled with hallelujah chants and church organ.
West previously told fans at the Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience event at George Washington University on 12 October that the album would come out 25 October, according to reports in Forbes.
The superstar rapper reportedly told the audience that the album was delayed because he was “making it better for y’all.”