Kanye West leads G.O.O.D. Sunday Service gospel choir
Kanye West has began a new series, Sunday Service, which finds the rapper performing gospel renditions of his catalog with specific guests and a choir clad in Yeezy sweats. Earlier this month, we saw clips from the initial iteration, and now a video has emerged with the entirety of the second installment.
West and his collaborators carry out cuts like “Ghost Town”, “I Wonder”, “Violent Crimes”, “Father Stretch My Hands”, and a new track that is reportedly titled “We’ll Locate a Way”. The choir concludes the service with a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Will You Be There”.
About the 42-minute mark, West pauses in the middle of “Ghost Town” for a small commentary about his troubled 2018. “There’s essentially two buttons in this game: adore and worry,” he says. “And some of us are just programmed to be a lot more scared than other individuals. But I represent overcoming worry and nonetheless getting right here. They say, ‘You cannot do this, you will drop your profession,’ but i’m nonetheless right here.”
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He also requires a moment to address the separation of art and the artist, criticizing the “documentaries” that come out about abusive or controversial artists. He also celebrates that he’s been with “no medication” for “about seven months.” Whilst that is fine for him, his continued demonization of psychotropic drugs, which continues right here when he says it “numbs us” and “closes us off from the spirit,” is deeply hazardous and irresponsible. But I digress.
On a lighter note, jump to 23:12 and you will see what appears to be David Letterman in the audience. Letterman, it was just revealed, interviewed Kanye West for his Netflix series.
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