Kanye West released his third collaborative album Jesus Is Born. It is the rapper’s first collab release since 2011’s Watch the Throne, and was made in conjunction with the gospel group known as Sunday Service. It also serves as a companion piece to West’s other 2019 album, Jesus Is King.
Jesus Is Born was released on December 25. We’ve listed all the different platforms that the album was released on, and the ways in which you can listen below.
You are able to stream West’s latest album 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. Go here to learn how.
If you don’t have an Apple Music account and want to try it out, you can go 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 album will also 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.
‘Jesus Is Born’ Preview
West announced Jesus Is Born shortly before the release of Jesus Is King in September. It’s assumed that the album was recorded during the same sessions as Jesus Is King, and is meant as a thematic companion to that album, given the similar titles. West spoke with Beats 1 Radio about his influences, and how his recent embrace of Christianity has guided his musical process.
“I was asking people to… this is gonna be radical what I’m about to say,” he admitted. “There were times where I was asking people to not have premarital sex while they were working. I know that’s one where The Shade Room gonna be like, ‘what you meaaaan don’t have premarital sex? you better turn that Meg The Stallion on right now.’ But seriously there’s times where I went to people that were working on other projects and said ‘could you just work and focus on this?'”
“I thought if we could all focus and fast, I mean it’s known when people pray together families that pray together stay together,” West continued. “When people pray together, and fast together, the power is increased.”
Sunday Service is made up of West and various other gospel musicians. They include:
- The Samples – choir
- Jason White – choir director
- Ray Romolus – music producer, director
- Ant Clemons – vocalist
- Tony Williams – vocalist
- Philip Cornish – pianist
- Rob Gueringer – guitarist
Fans of West’s catalog may recognize names like Tony Williams and Ant Clemons. The former has been part of West’s camp since 2005’s Late Registration, while the latter appeared throughout West’s 2018 release Ye.