Kanye West album ‘Jesus Is King’ as been trending lately “They’re talking about the self-proclaimed god Kanye West, who is a mere man.” writes a critic who identifies as an Adventist.
The controversy about West’s religious believes in his work has been around since the early 2000s. West whose famous friends describe as a born-again Christian — has made past statements that show his heart cannot possibly be in the right place.
For all the spiritual overtones, “Jesus Is King” isn’t a gospel record, beyond the occasional swirling organ. Rather, it’s a typically unconventional Kanye West album that functions as a message of faith, like the hip-hop prayer “Water” and quickly infectious “New Body.”
Kanye West: From Yandhi To Jesus Is Lord
West began recording in August 2018 and originally announced the album as Yandhi. The album missed two initial release dates in September and November 2018 under its original title, before being delayed indefinitely.
Jesus Is King was originally slated for release today (September 27), however the album has yet to materialize. After hosting a Sunday Service performance in Detroit, as well as a listening event at the city’s Fox Theatre, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West has announced that the new album will arrive Sunday (September 29). Kim wrote in an Instagram story. “He’s dropping the album Sunday. Just a few final tweaks to the mixes.”
In the same Instagram story, Kim also mentioned that during the event in Detroit (titled “Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience” Kanye showed “a small clip” of the making of his IMAX film Jesus Is Lord.” I can’t wait for you guys to see this @imax film in October,” she added.
The entrepreneur and reality show star retweeted “2 more days Jesus Is King” from the handle @colinags, an account followed by West.
Roughly a year before teasing Jesus Is King, Kanye announced that his next album would be titled Yandhi. The project was originally slated for a release date of September 29, 2018. The album did not arrive on that date, and was subsequently delayed, and then postponed indefinitely. Ye’s last words on Yandhi were: “I’ll announce the release date once it’s done.”