This past weekend, Kanye West held a series of surprise events in the United States, including a Sunday Service event in Queens, NY and album listening parties in Chicago and Washington Heights, NYC.
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The listening parties, dubbed 'Jesus is King: A Kanye West Experience', featured a screening of Kanye's IMAX film Jesus is Lord from director Nick Knight, as well as a listening session of the new album 'Jesus Is King'. According to Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive, this is also when Kanye announced, "he is no longer making secular music. Only gospel from here on out."
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Spanning 10-tracks, the album was rumored to be released this past weekend, but it has yet to be released as of Monday afternoon.
According to Billboard, Kanye told the crowd what the album represents to him: "New York City is definitely one of my hometowns. I wasn't fully saved during Coachella. I came to know the truth and joy of Jesus. This album is an expression of the gospel."
At this time, no announcement has been made regarding when the album will be released.
Just heard Kanye’s new album Jesus Is King and saw the accompanying film. My favorite track is the last song and it features the Clipse. Both Push & No Malice. Kenny G is also on it. “New Body” has been cut from the album.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) September 29, 2019
Here is the art pic.twitter.com/u87FLTDhZO
Kanye also announced that he is no longer making secular music. Only Gospel from here on out.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) September 29, 2019
View the latest track list of Jesus Is King below.
1. 'Beauty From Ashes'
2. 'Follow God'
3. 'On God'
4. 'Closed on Sunday'
5. 'Water' Feat. Ant Clemons
7. 'New Body' Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Nicki Minaj
8. 'L.A. Monster'
9. 'Hands On' Feat. Fred Hammond
10. 'Use This Gospel' Feat. Clipse & Kenny G
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