Kanye West sat down with Zane Lowe in an Apple Music Beats 1 Radio interview where he announced that he will be releasing a Jesus Is Born album on Christmas.
The album is expected to be a spin off of his Sunday Service shows that he has been taking across the country and is the result of his recently discovered Christianity. “Sunday Service album, Jesus Is Born [is coming on] Christmas,” Kanye shared. “It’s coming.”
What To Expect
Ye’s been traveling the country performing ‘Sunday Service’ shows with beautiful choir voices and unbelievably talented musicians. Although the musical expertise is obviously present, majority of the viral clips that have spread have shown Yeezy hitting keys on his keyboard to play a sample — over and over again.
I don’t think it will be just like that but I do expect to hear a lot of sampling from famous black gospel songs of the past. His facial expressions during these Sunday Services tell me that he enjoys directing choirs and orchestrating other talented musicians in a church-like setting. I think we can expect more of the same on Jesus Is Born.
You also can’t rule out the possibility that he will simply be releasing a recorded version of the Sunday Services that we’ve seen already. Think of it as a potential live album full of some of the favorite songs from his tour. Either way, let’s just hope that he delivers on his Christmas promise.
In his interview with Zane Lowe, Kanye shared his visions of spreading Christianity and how he feels inclined to share what God has done for him:
“Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me. I’ve spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God. I’m free.
The most space that I had to think is when I went to the hospital. One of the things that happened when I went to the hospital is I started reading the Bible and I started writing and copying out Bible verses and a person came to my house that wasn’t a Christian and told me come over, and 30 minutes later I was in handcuffs headed to the hospital. Now this person very well may have saved my life because when you’re in an episode you could jump off the side of a balcony you can stab your eye out you can do a lot of things when you’re ramped up like that, but one of the things that people do now is they try to discriminate against my mind and my thoughts because of that moment.”
Here the full interview here.