It looks like another Kanye West album is on the way.
In an Instagram Live on Thursday (May 22), famed cinematographer Arthur Jafa revealed he’s been working on a new music video for the rapper that will drop next week. When asked by French fashion icon Michèle Lamy to elaborate, Jafa said the song is for Ye’s next album and even dropped the project’s title.
“It’s from his new record,” Jafa told Lamy. “It’s called God’s Country and this will be like the first single I guess off of it. I don’t know if I’m supposed to not be announcing it or whatever. I may just be spilling the beans.”
He added he has no information about the full album’s release.
“It’s from a new record that’s forthcoming,” he said. “I don’t know when the album is coming out but the single – I think maybe sometime next week. Maybe. It’s not sure. It’s not definite.”
? NEW KANYE MUSIC & VIDEO SOON. ?
Cinematographer Arthur Jafa tells Michèle Lamy that he's been working with Kanye on a new video possibly dropping next week. He added that the accompanying song is from Kanye's forthcoming album. pic.twitter.com/trwJIHtz2O
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) May 22, 2020
Previously, the pair worked together in 2016 when Jafa used “Ultralight Beam” to accentuate his short film about the black experience, Love is the Message, the Message is Death. The film entered the Smithsonian in 2018.
God’s Country will follow Kanye’s Sunday Service choir album Jesus Is Born that dropped on Christmas Day, as well as his October release of Jesus Is King. While the title suggests it, it’s unclear whether the new project will be heavily focused on Christianity and gospel like its two predecessors.