Similar to his wont, Kanye West again dropped an unexpected record on Christmas Day. Composed and executive created by West, the 5-track Emmanuel is “ancient and Latin inspired new music.” Performed by West’s Sunday Service Choir, Emmanuel unquestionably has a choral vibe. Similarly as with the previous winter’s Jesus Is Born, the delivery is supposed to be a “celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.”
Jesus Is Born appeared at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums diagram and furthermore highlighted the Sunday Service Group. Its archetype, Jesus Is King, appeared in October 2019.
West’s Sunday Service occasions started in mid 2019 when West started facilitating semi-customary Sunday get-togethers featuring music. The principal public Sunday Service execution occurred at Coachella on Easter Sunday, 2019.
Emmanuel signifies “God is with us.” It is a name which is given upon Jesus in Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive in the womb, and shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Emmanuel…”
The 12-minute EP is accessible on Spotify and Apple Music. Its 5 tracks are:
- Requiem Aeternam
- O Mira Nox
- O Magnum Mysterium