Kanye West announces ‘Jesus is King’ documentary

It accompanies his upcoming album of the same name.

To accompany the release of his forthcoming album, Jesus is King, Kanye West has announced a new documentary film that chronicles the making of the record.

According to a press release, per Variety, the documentary also titled Jesus is King was directed by Nick Knight. Filmed earlier this summer in Arizona’s Painted Desert, it follows the rapper and his Sunday Service ensemble as they perform songs from the new record at the Roden Crater, a contemporary art installation by James Turrell.

“This one-of-a-kind experience features songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with music from his new album Jesus is King—all presented in the immersive sound and stunning clarity of IMAX,” the press release reads. The docu-film premieres exclusively in IMAX theaters on October 25 worldwide.

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Check out the film’s poster below:

Though the rest of the world will have to wait to see Jesus is King in theaters, fans in Detroit and New York City were treated to previews at special weekend screenings that also doubled as listening parties for West’s new album.

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Jesus is King is the highly anticipated follow-up to West’s 2018 solo album, Ye. The tracklist for Jesus is King was first teased in August by West’s wife Kim Kardashian, who hinted that the rapper’s new project was due at the end of September. 

But the record has faced several hiccups nearing its scheduled release: It was initially due to arrive on September 27, but was delayed to September 29 because of “a few final tweaks to mixes,” Kardashian wrote on her Instagram story. However, the album has yet to officially materialize on streaming sites at the time of this report.

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