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Kanye Wants to “Save Souls” in Behind-The-Scenes Trailer for ‘Jesus is King’ Documentary

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Jesus is King arrives on October 25th in IMAX theaters.

Kanye West has shared a behind-the-scenes clip from his upcoming IMAX-exclusive documentary, Jesus is King.

Just short of two-minutes-long, the teaser offers a quick glimpse of the rapper’s Sunday Service ensemble performing at James Turrell’s Roden Crater installation in Northern Arizona’s Painted Desert, as West recites Bible verses and declares himself an “evangelist,” determined to “save souls” over shots from the set.

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Jesus is King shares a title and (for now) an October 25th release date with West’s perpetually delayed ninth studio album, which has been played for fans, along with the film, at listening sessions in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., over the last few weeks. Early reviews shy away from tagging it a “gospel” album in any categorical sense, but note the church is a clear influence. It also reportedly features a Clipse reunion on its closing track.

In the album’s absence, a leaked version of West’s (presumably-scrapped?) Yandhi project appeared on Spotify for a few days, but was quickly taken down once headlines caught wind.

Slip behind-the-scenes of Jesus is King in the clip below.

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