Kanye West is reportedly working on God’s Country, a follow-up to his 2019 Christian rap album Jesus is King.
The news came from cinematographer and West’s frequent collaborator Arthur Jafa, who claimed the rapper was currently putting together the tracks for his forthcoming album. During an Instagram livestream last week, Jafa revealed to French fashion icon Michèle Lamy that Ye’s upcoming album will be called God’s Country and that Jafa is currently “really really busy” working on a new video project for the rapper.
“It’s from his new record. It’s called God’s Country and this will be, like, the first single, I guess, off of it,” Jafa told Lamy of his upcoming collaboration with West. “I don’t know if I’m supposed to not be announcing it or whatever. I may just be spilling the beans. But yeah, it’s from a new record that’s forthcoming.”
Jafa, however, also noted that God’s Country will not be an extension of Ye’s Sunday Service experience. “I don’t know when the album is coming out,” he continued, “But the single, I think, maybe some time next week. Maybe. It’s not sure. It’s not definite.” Check out a snippet of the livestream below:
At the time of writing, neither Kanye nor his team has confirmed any details. However, back in November, the rapper did announce that he was gearing up for a Jesus is King sequel with Dr Dre. It is currently unclear if that project is the same one as God’s Country.
Jesus is King was initially due out in September 2019, but was pushed to October after facing several production delays. The album was then accompanied by the premiere of his new docu-film, also titled Jesus is King. In December, West released the Christmas follow-up, Jesus is Born.
West also staged his first-ever opera production Nebuchadnezzar at the end of last year. The performance featured music by the rapper’s Sunday Service choir and was directed by Vanessa Beecroft. His second opera, Mary, made its premiere at Miami’s Art Basel in December.