The long-delayed Jesus Is King failed to drop as scheduled on Sunday, but there have been no more updates as to a new release date.
The delays are seemingly caused by Kanye’s perfectionist tendencies, with sources from his camp telling TMZ that he keeps making ‘final’ tweaks, subtly changing the tracks every time he listens to the album.
Kanye was initially set to release his album on Friday, but his wife Kim Kardashian then revealed that he was still working on the final mixes for the project and would instead release it on Sunday after listening sessions, which took place in Detroit, Chicago and New York at the weekend.
She wrote in an Instagram story: ‘Kanye is doing a listening session in Chicago tomorrow, then NYC Sunday. He’s dropping the album Sunday. Just a few final tweaks to the mixes.’
Fans have been waiting for over a year for new material, which Kanye began work on in August last year. Initially the album was named Yandhi and release dates were given for September and November 2018, before it was delayed indefinitely.
According to those present at the listening parties this past weekend, Kanye borrows from ‘religious texts’ for the lyrics.
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