Last month, cinematographer Arthur Jafa revealed that Kanye West was readying a new album titled God's Country. Today, the Chicago rapper began the rollout for that project with the release of his new song, “Wash Us In the Blood,” featuring Travis Scott.
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Last month, cinematographer Arthur Jafa revealed that Kanye West was readying a new album titled God’s Country. Today, the Chicago rapper began the rollout for that project with the release of his new song, “Wash Us In the Blood,” featuring Travis Scott.
West’s last album, Jesus is King, dropped in October of last year. He also put out the gospel album, Jesus is Born, on Christmas, although that didn’t feature his vocals.
In an April GQ interview, writer Will Welch described the feeling of West’s next project, which was untitled at the time:
Throughout my two days there, the music engineer, under Kanye’s direction, cues up various versions of new songs from a playlist of 54 tracks. At one point, the engineer plays a beat that has just come in. Kanye hears a horn part he likes at the very end of the track. ‘Give me a two-minute loop where the horns open up at the end,’ West says, ‘and label it ‘Superman.’‘ Other songs are mellow and sweet, with singing and soulful samples.
Welch described “Washed in Blood” as having “hard drums and Yeezus-like industrial horror noises that consistently shotgun-fires a rapping, dancing, moshing West across the concrete patio like it’s an arena stage.”
Kanye has previously teased a sequel to Jesus is King created in collaboration with Dr. Dre. According to Kanye, Dre mixed “Wash Us In the Blood.” He’s previously stated that all his future music will be Christian-oriented rap.
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