Kanye West continues to tease fans. After months of delays and last-minute tweaks, the rapper announced that his album Jesus Is King will 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.
It was set to be released at 9 p.m. PT on Thursday (October 24) or midnight ET on Friday (October 25) but was delayed by several hours. We’ve listed all the different platforms that the album has been released on, and the ways in which you can listen below.
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.
West’s 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.
Jesus Is King has been West’s most tumultuous rollout to date. The album was originally slated for release in September 2018, then it was pushed back to September 2019, and finally to October 2019. West’s wife Kim Kardashian has been providing updates on the album via social media, and she announced that the album was delayed so that the rapper could make final tweaks to the mix.
West released the final tracklist for Jesus Is King on Twitter. The album has eleven tracks and guest appearances from Ant Clemons, Clipse and Kenny G. Check out the track titles and the rumored guests below:
1. “Every Hour”
3. “Follow God”
4. “Closed on Sunday”
5. “On God”
6. “Everything We Need”
7. “Water” featuring Ant Clemons
8. “God Is”
9. “Hands On” featuring Fred Hammond
10. “Use This Gospel” featuring Clipse & Kenny G
11. “Jesus Is Lord”
During a recent Beats 1 interview, West talked about the album and his newfound faith. “I will continue to be used by God. I don’t love suffering,” he explained. “No one loves pain but I’m still, through the good times and the suffering I praise God because I experience the blessings and I also experience the lessons. I’m just so blessed for everything that I’ve been through.”
“To be standing here 15 years in, be making an album with the work, the paintings still are inspiring to me,” West added. “Where I still want to listen. Music is my job that’s why I’m putting out the album. Serving God is my job, that’s why I’m here.” West also announced that he will be releasing a sequel album titled Jesus Is Born on December 25, 2019.