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Cinematographer Accidentally Confirms Kanye West Is Working on New Album ‘God’s Country’

Cinematographer Arthur Jafa shared the first single off the album could arrive as early as next week.

Kanye West might be giving fans another look at his religious life in a new album allegedly titled God’s Country. In an interview between cultural figure Michèle Lamy and cinematographer Arthur Jafa, Jafa shared quite a few details about the forthcoming album by West. 

During the chat captured by TeamKanyeDaily, Jafa said he’s been busy working with West on a video-centric project. 

When asked if the project has anything to do with the Sunday Service series he shared:

“No, no, no, it’s from his new record. 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. But yeah it’s from a new record that’s forthcoming. I don’t know when the album is coming out but the single, I think, maybe some time next week. Maybe. It’s not sure. It’s not definite.”

Jafa has been responsible for shooting Spike Lee’s beloved film Crooklyn. The artist also shot Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky Video” and “Don’t Touch My Hair” visuals. Both of these were inspired largely by Julie Dash’s cult classic Daughters of the Dust (1991) which Jafa also shot.  

Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, a visual essay featuring West’s “Ultralight Beam” was previously released by Jafa. It was displayed at The Met and other spaces, according to Complex.

At the tail end of last year, West referred to Wyoming as “God’s country.” This could have served as inspiration for the title of the album Jafa shared could be coming. Jesus Is King previously moved a massive amount of digital streams upon its release and charted on numerous Billboard charts. If West drops God’s Country, it might follow in the footsteps of Jesus Is King.

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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