Kanye West has been working behind the scenes and it is finally coming to light. Recently the rapper has announced the title of his forthcoming album and a new song.
On Monday morning (June 29), Kanye took to twitter to announce that the title of the album is God’s County. The name of the project had been shared by renowned Black cinematographer, Arthur Jafa, in May. However, ‘Ye has finally confirmed.
He also shared that he will be dropping a new project for an unreleased song, which will likely be a visual directed by Jafa, called “Wash Us in the Blood” today.
“Wash Us in the Blood” will be the first music the G.O.O.D. Music founder has released since 2019 when he delivered Jesus Is King and his Sunday Service Choir’s Jesus Is Born.
Back in May, a conversation between Jafa and fashion icon Michèle Lamy surfaced on the internet, in which the cinematographer divulged a bit of information regarding the Chicago native’s album.
“It’s from his new record,” Jafa said when asked about the video he is working on with Kanye. “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 ’posed 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 sometime next week. Maybe. It’s not sure. It’s not definite.”
This isn’t the first collaborative effort between ‘Ye and Jafa. The cinematographer’s 2016 visual, Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death, features reflective moments of the Black experience played over Kanye’s “Ultralight Beam” from his The Life of Pablo album.