Kanye West has been in the news a lot in the past month. He held one of his “Sunday Service” shows in Detroit along with a surprise concert, and announced a change to Gospel music.
He also announced the release of his newest album, presumably a gospel album, titled Jesus is King. It was originally announced that the album would be released on September 27, 2019. That date was missed, and pushed to today, October 25th.
Fans were excited last night around 7pm ET, when Ye tweeted a tracklist with the caption “JESUS IS KING” midnight:
But midnight has come and gone, and Jesus is King has yet to be released.
This is not the first time Kanye has been sketchy about the release of one of his albums. In September 2018, he announced a release date for an album titled Yandhi. That release date was then pushed to Black Friday of that year, only to be further pushed back indefinitely. A mix of finished and unfinished songs from the album was then leaked in early September 2019, and it appears that the project has since then been abandoned. The reason given for pushing back the Yandhi release was also the need to finalize mixes.
West also made some unconventional moves regarding the release of this 2016 album The Life of Pablo. The album was released to streaming platforms, only for Kanye to make changes to the album after it had already been released.
But fans need not worry this time, because Kanye West has made a declaration about finishing Jesus is King.
After the album missed its intended midnight release, Kanye took to Twitter to explain to fans what was going on, and to make a statement about how he will finish the project:
That’s right: Kanye West has stated that he is not going to sleep until Jesus is King is released.
We on The Gello Show believe in Kanye’s genius and his commitment to this album. And, for that reason, we are going to measure the strength of Kanye’s commitment to this album with a new addition to The Gello Show. Enter The Kanye Insomnia Clock.
That’s right. Starting from the time of his tweet at 1:18am, October 25th, we are going to keep track of just how long Kanye goes without sleep while he finishes this album.
As this story develops, tune in to The Gello Show for updates on Kanye West’s progress and sacrifice!