Kanye West had a surprise for fans Saturday night.
After teasing followers by tweeting “New album title…,” the rapper then revealed the name to his follow-up to “Yeezus”: “So Help Me God.”
He also included what many are speculating to be the album’s coverwork. As many observant fans caught, the photo seems to be a 13th century Monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary, which isn’t surprising, given the past religious undertones in West’s work.
A release date has yet to be announced, and fans probably shouldn’t hold their breath for one, either. It looks like West has been inspired by the surprise releases by Beyonce and Drake, hinting in an interview on New York’s Power 105.1 last month that his new music will also make a “surprise” arrival, saying release dates are “100% played out.”
West has been busy in the past week, debuting his new song “All Day” with an explosive performance at the Brit Awards. He also revealed some details about “So Help Me God” in last month’s interview with Power 105.1, saying the new album will be about “embracing the music, embracing joy.”
“Bars, cookout music that just feels like— my last album was a protest to music,” he said, referring to 2013’s “Yeezus.” “This album is just embracing the music, embracing joy, and being of service to the people. I just hope that people like it and enjoy it.”