Monday, 2 March 2015

Kanye West Announces New Album Is Called So Help Me God and Shares Image of Religious Symbol

Kanye West has revealed the name of his seventh studio album, which incorporates religion in its title and possibly, also on its cover.
The 37-year-old hip-hop and pop star tweeted late on Saturday that the record is called So Help Me God. He also shared an image of four lowercase m's connected in a diamond shape, which a 13th century Monastic symbol of the Virgin Mary. 

"My last album was a protest of music," West said on the Power 105 FM radio show The Breakfast Club last week. "But this album is just embracing the music, embracing joy and just being a service to the people."

So Help Me God does not yet have a release date.

Last week, the hip-hop star performed a new song, "All Day" at the 2015 Brit Awards in London.

West has incorporated his faith into his music before. His most recent album is called Yeezus and a performer made to resemble Jesus had appeared on stage with him during a tour to promote the record.

"My girl even asked afterwards, 'Hmm, is that weird if Jesus comes on stage?' 'No, we do plays all the time with people who play Jesus," West, whose wife is Kim Kardashian, said on the radio show Wild 94.9 in 2013.

"You know, what's awesome about Christianity is that we're allowed to portray God," the hip-hop star added. "We're allowed to, you know, draw an image of Him, we're allowed to make movies about Him...So that's just what's really awesome about Christianity. That's one of the awesome things."

Yeezus also contains a track titled "I Am a God" and his 2002 debut album The College Dropout contained the single "Jesus Walks."

In 2006, West recreated Jesus' crucifixion on the January 2006 cover of Rolling Stone.

He and Jay Z also recorded the song "No Church in the Wild," which features Frank Ocean, for their 2011 collaborative album Watch the Throne.


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