Kanye West has shared a behind the scenes video letting fans into the making of his Jesus Is King IMAX film. You can check the video out below.
As uDiscover Music recently reported, West first announced Jesus Is King – a collaborative film made in conjunction with IMAX, back in September. The superstar rapper then shared the official trailer for the highly anticipated film two days ago. For further information on tickets and screenings, visit the movie’s official website.
For the past month, the rapper-mogul has been hosting one-off screenings for the film that will accompany the release of his forthcoming album, also entitled Jesus Is King. While the album was initially scheduled to drop on 27 September, it is still to be released, although the star previewed the new material during two free concerts at Detroit’s Fox Theatre and in the Auditorium Theater of Chicago’s Roosevelt University back in September.
Jesus Is King is to be released exclusively in limited IMAX theatres in the US on Friday, 25 October and tickets are now on sale. The trailer also features short, gospel rendition of ‘Say You Will’ (off his 808s & Heartbreak album) with new lyrics and finishes with a biblical quote from the New Testament Book of Mark.
Directed by Nick Knight, Jesus Is King captures West’s famous Sunday Service performance in the Roden Crater at artist James Turrell’s never-before-seen installation in Arizona’s Painted Desert.
“This one-of-a-kind experience features songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with new music from his forthcoming album Jesus Is King – all presented in the immersive sound and stunning clarity of The IMAX Experience,” reads the official trailer description.
While there is no official release date for the new album, Kanye told the crowd at a listening session at George Washington University in Washington DC on 12 October, that the album is expected to be released on 25 October, “if he likes it by then,” Complex reported.