This past weekend Kanye West released his first gospel album titled “Jesus is King” on all major music platforms, accompanied with a screening that only premiered in IMAX theaters across the nation.
Because of his newfound faith, many people had mixed emotions about the album. Some called it a 2010 “Kidz Bop” gospel album and others called it innovative. As many of his fans are confused, a lot are following his footsteps into Christianity.
I unfortunately was not able to watch the visual that only premiered over the weekend, but he did live stream his Sunday Service where his choir performed a few songs from the album. I personally have not ever really been a fan of Kanye, but this album is actually really good.
The whole change of seeing Kanye go from narcissistic behavior to being completely humbled and vulnerable is actually kind of strange, especially because of the short amount of time he’s transitioned. Most people know that he comes from a church background, but some find themselves confused as just earlier this year he was shaking hands with Trump and talking about why slavery was a choice.
We talked with a few students at Sam Houston State University to get some insight on how they’re reacting to the new album.
“I listened to it the day it dropped. All of his music is storytelling, you could possibly relate to him in certain moments. Very enjoyable.”
“I don’t really listen to Kanye’s music, but I would listen to the album.”
“It was a pretty good album. Different Kanye, but good album.”
“It was awful. One of the worst albums he has put out. He needs to figure out his life before he comes out with anything else.”
“The production was good, but he did not dive deep into the subject of religion the way we know Kanye to get deep.”