Kanye West releases new EP "Emmanuel"

December 27, 2020

Last year, on Christmas Day, Kanye West and the gospel group Sunday Service Choir, which he leads, released the album "Jesus Is Born". A year later, the rapper and his choir released an EP-surprise entitled "Sunday Service", creating a Christmas tradition.

The EP "Emmanuel" contains five original creations signed by Kanye West that are inspired by ancient and Latin compositions.

Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir's new venture is "a celebration of the miracle of the birth of Jesus Christ." Among other things, the EP includes the Christian prayer "Requiem Aeternam" (Eternal Rest) and the choral work "O Magnum Mysterium", as well as the Christian hymn "Gloria".

The Sunday Service Choir participates in all the creations of "Emmanuel", a work that combines Gregorian chants and production based on beats.

"Emmanuel" deals with the same spiritual issues as "Jesus Is Born", but has a much shorter duration compared to its predecessor's 19 songs (or 84 minutes of music).

Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir gave their first performance at the 2019 Coachella Festival, on Easter Sunday, April 21st.

Then they started making regular appearances every Sunday, in a peculiar form of church service, while the 43-year-old American staged in 2019 two operas with the choir, "Nebuchadnezzar" (Nebuchadnezzar) and "Mary".