Following a number of delays, it has been officially announced that Kanye West‘s new album Jesus Is King will release on Friday, October 25.
Earlier this week, the Chicago rapper has returned to Twitter to confirm the release date. The announcement is accompanied by an image of a blue vinyl that reads Jesus Is King.
On Kanye’s website, fans will be able to find links to pre-order Jesus Is King on vinyl ($25 USD), CD ($13 USD) and as a digital album ($10 USD), with the physical copies scheduled to ship in eight to 12 weeks. All U.S. purchases include advance ticket access to an upcoming Kanye West event, with details to follow.
“JESUS IS KING”
OCT 25th pic.twitter.com/Ug4ghlQYk7
— ye (@kanyewest) October 21, 2019
Back in August, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian took to social media to share what appeared to be a tracklist of Jesus Is King along with a tentative release date, September 27. While the album release was ultimately postponed, Kanye released a range of Jesus Is King merch including graphic T-shirts and crewneck sweaters during that same weekend.
To coincide with the drop of his highly anticipated album, Kanye will release a documentary film of the same title, slated to premiere at IMAX theaters on October 25. According to Rolling Stone, the Nick Knight-directed film will reportedly feature the artist’s Sunday Service choir, as well as unreleased footage of artist James Turrell’s installation in Arizona’s Painted Desert. Watch the trailer and a behind-the-scenes clip below for a first glimpse at the film.