Updated: Nov 9, 2020
Behold, Yeezus has finally shown us his awakening with Jesus.
Kanye West dropped his ninth album, JESUS IS KING, on October 25, 2019.
It features 11 songs:
1) "Every Hour" (feat. Sunday Service Choir)
3) "Follow God"
4) "Closed on Sunday"
5) "On God"
6) "Everything We Need" (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Ant Clemons)
7) "Water" (feat. Ant Clemons)
8) "God Is"
9) "Hands On" (feat. Fred Hammond)
10) "Use This Gospel" (feat. Clipse & Kenny G)
11) "Jesus Is Lord"
This album is incredibly different than what he has ever released in the past. Not only does the actual tone and the theme differ from his normal releases, but it is his second-shortest album and the first to not have any cursing in it whatsoever.
For years, West has been making references to his religion and relationship with God. In the song “Jesus Walks” he says, “God, show me the way because the Devil’s tryin’ to break me down.”
West claims that with other albums he’s created, they have all represented things that he was letting us know as listeners. “There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessy had done for me, all these things – but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me.”
There are various features of both secular and gospel musicians, including Fred Hammond, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kenny G.
He also has the Los Angeles group operating like a black American church group, Sunday Service Choir, featuring throughout.
In this album, it is clear that West is ultimately proclaiming his faith and dedication to the religion.
Though this album overall sounds different than his others, it does take sound elements and scatters them throughout this album – just minus the cursing and inappropriate lyrics.
Whether or not you like this album, it depends entirely on your relationship, your opinion on Kanye West himself, and of course your religious stances.
Go give it a listen!