Kanye West’s new album hasn’t come out yet. Jesus Is King was scheduled for release on Sunday, September 29, following a listening session in New York City. The proposed release date (which was already a carryover from an earlier date) passed, and West did not put the album out. The album will now be released on Friday, October 25.
Jesus Is King will be West’s first album since 2018’s Ye, and was preceded by several snippets and song leaks. We’ve listed all the different streaming platforms that the album will be released on, and the ways in which you can listen to it.
Jesus Is King will be available to stream on iTunes and Apple Music. If you have an Apple Music account, you can go into the app on your phone or tablet and set the notifications to alert you when the album is out. Click here to learn how.
If you don’t have an Apple Music account and want to try it out, you can click here to start a free 30-day trial. If you cancel during your trial period, you’ll continue to have access to the entire Apple Music catalog until the date that you would have been billed for the full price. The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes, which you can check out here.
Whenever West decides to release Jesus Is King, it will be available to listen to on Tidal. The streaming service offers a free 30-day trial with Tidal Premium, which provides access to music videos and curated playlists.
There is also a free 30-day trial option for Tidal HiFi, which provides access to videos, playlists, and Lossless High Fidelity sound quality. Click here to sign up for either trial.
The lead up to Jesus Is King has been one of the most complex of West’s career. The album was pitched as a sequel to his 2013 album Yeezus, and was originally titled Yandhi. West announced that it would come out in September 2018, but he delayed it due to it not being complete. Several high-profile leaks derailed the album, however, and the rapper decided to shelve it completely.
Jesus Is King is said to have a stronger gospel influence than Yandhi. Fans who attended the listening session on Friday said that the album contains no cursing, and focuses on themes of religion and salvation. “I’d say 80 percent of the album was about Jesus and God,” said attendee Inan Ahmed. “There were a couple songs which were different and faster, but most of the album is gospel, with him rapping occasionally.”
Kim Kardashian announced the album release date and the tracklist on August 29. On September 27, she posted a revised tracklist with new song titles and a shorter runtime. Check it out below:
1. “Up From the Ashes”
2. “Follow God”
3. “On God” featuring Young Thug
4. “Water” featuring Ant Clemons & Ty Dolla $ign
6. “L.A. Monster”
7. “New Body” featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
8. “Use This Gospel”
9. “Hands On”
Danielle Bennett, another attendee, said that West has turned over a new leaf. “I don’t remember there being any vulgar lyrics, which is definitely a first for him,” she told Complex. “I think the entire album really represents this transition he’s gone through from being angry and struggling with his mental health to finding God and becoming a new person.”