Kim Kardashian came down from on high to bring the news of Kanye West’s new album, an lo, it was good. Yeezy’s next record is called ‘Jesus Is King’, and it’ll be here sooner than we think!
Kim Kardashian, 38, didn’t need to deliver a sermon on the mount to spread the good word to all of Kanye West’s fans. Instead, she just used Twitter. Kim revealed on Aug. 29 that her husband would release his new album, Jesus Is King, on Sept. 27. Along with the “praying hands” emoji, Kim shared a picture of the album’s tracklist. It will contain twelve tracks (naturally, because Jesus had twelve disciples) and the songs will be called: “Glade” “Garden” “Selah” “God Is” “Baptized” “Sierra Canyon” “Hands On” “Wake The Dead” “Water” “Through The Valley” “Sunday” and “Sweet Jesus.”
Kim’s picture also included an open Bible, turned to the book of Psalms (which, of course it was, since Kim and Kanye’s youngest child is named Psalm West.) Specifically, the Bible was on Psalm 57:6. “They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah,” reads the passage in the New American Standard Bible, according to BibleHub. So, perhaps “Selah” will be about avoiding the trappings of one’s enemies? Speaking of which, also in Kim’s picture was a sealed Mason jar full of lemon wedges. Was that some subtle shade towards Ye’s friends/sometimes rivals Beyonce and Jay Z?
Kim’s picture also included a notepad. “Slaying the demons. Changing opinions” reads one scribble. “Defend all who calls on (sic) He will defend and keep safe all who call on his name,” reads another. Possible lyrics? In addition to this, the words “kingdom, “strength,” “lion,” “glory,” “fire,” “protected,” and “defiant against fear” are written down.
The religious nature of Jesus Is King is unsurprising since Kanye has been conducting weekly “Sunday Services” events since the start of 2019. During these events, Kanye has “gospelized” his past discography (and other artists’ songs.) Jesus Is King is possibly the latest version of Yandi, Kanye’s anticipated follow-up to 2018’s ye. Yandhi was supposed to be released in Sept. 2018, but it was delayed and subsequently postponed indefinitely.
Kanye’s ye record received poor-to-fair reviews, and commercially, it failed to match the success of his earlier records, The Life of Pablo and Yeezus. Ye’s 2018 wasn’t all bad. He also produced albums for Pusha-T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor. He also teamed up with Kid Cudi for KIDS SEE GHOSTS.