Published Dec 26, 2019Just a couple months on from Jesus Is King, Kanye West has released another new album — kind of. This one is called Jesus Is Born, and Kanye doesn't actual appear on it. Rather, it's credited to his gospel group Sunday Service Choir. As Kanye previously promised, it came out on Christmas Day.
Unlike Jesus Is King's worship-themed rap, Jesus Is Born is full-on gospel. With 19 tracks and an 84-minute runtime, the album includes a couple of choral renditions of past Yeezy songs. Life of Pablo highlight "Ultralight Beam" appears in a reworked gospel version, as does "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" (here titled simply "Father Stretch").
Furthermore, Jesus Is Born track "Revelations 19:1" already appeared as a sample on Jesus Is King's "Selah." The new track "Follow Me - Faith" borrows from previous Kanye cut "Fade."
If you've been following along with Kanye's Sunday Service worship concerts, you've already got a pretty good idea what this choral album sounds like. Take a listen below.
In addition to Jesus Is Born, Kanye has promised Jesus Is King Part II, which appears to be a collaboration with Dr. Dre. He also recently staged the original operas Nebuchadnezzar and Mary.