Kanye West remains to be feeling the holy spirit.
After final 12 months’s gospel album “Jesus Is King,” Yeezy is asking for spiritual deliverance in his new single, “Wash Us in the Blood,” which he dropped Tuesday morning.
The one, which options Travis Scott, 28, arrived with a video that depicts a dizzying array of photographs capturing these turbulent instances, together with police going through off with protesters, coronavirus sufferers on ventilators, mass incarceration — and, in an odd twist, girls twerking.
“Rain down on the pain/Rain down on the slain,” West, 43, raps over the manic, hard-hitting monitor, the first single from his upcoming album “God’s Nation.”
“Holy spirit come down/We want you now,” Scott chimes in later. (In fact, the “Sicko Mode” rapper is the child daddy — and on-again, off-again boyfriend — of West’s sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner.)
Combined by Dr. Dre, “Wash Us in the Blood” remembers the industrial-edged beats of 2013’s “Yeezus.” And whereas the track makes for a charged assertion on the Black Lives Matter motion and the world pandemic, the lyrics discover West in fiery protection mode: “And so they attempt to management Ye/They gon’ must relax/They don’t need me to Kanye/They don’t need Kanye to be Kanye/They wanna signal a pretend Kanye/They tryin’ to signal a peaceful Ye.”
The video was directed by artist Arthur Jafa in documentary-style with classic clips together with previous gospel footage. It closes with West’s Sunday Service choir rehearsing as North, his 7-year-old daughter with spouse Kim Kardashian, 39, bops alongside.
In any case of the chaotic, generally disturbing imagery, it’s a surprisingly candy ending that comes out of nowhere.