Kanye West has announced a documentary about the making of his new album Jesus Is King. Kanye previewed the film at an event at Detroit’s Fox Theatre called “Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience,” and again at a similar event Saturday night at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. The documentary, which is also titled Jesus Is King, premieres in IMAX theaters on Friday, October 25. Check out a poster for the film below.
The film follows West and a team of musicians at the Roden Crater, a new installation by the artist James Turrell in Arizona’s Painted Desert. There, the ensemble performs songs from Jesus Is King in the Sunday Service format he’s deployed in Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, and at Coachella.
Jesus Is King was supposed to arrive on Friday, September 27 and was pushed back to September 29, but as of 1:26 a.m., it has yet to appear. The album was initially teased back in August, when Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West hinted at its release by tweeting a photo of a handwritten tracklist and the date September 27. On September 27, Kim tweeted a new handwritten tracklist, featuring a track called “New Body,” which Kanye has reportedly been working for some time.
Last year, Kanye dropped his solo album ye, as well as Kids See Ghosts, his joint LP with Kid Cudi. West also executive produced albums for PUSHA-T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor.
Revisit the feature “What We Saw at Kanye’s ye Listening Party in Wyoming.”