Kanye West reveals album title
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 March 2015
Kanye West has announced his new album - which will be released suddenly as a surprise to fans - will be called 'So Help Me God'
Kanye West has named his new album 'So Help Me God'.
The 37-year-old rapper revealed the title of the follow-up to his 2013 'Yeezus' LP on Twitter alongside an image of four lowercase 'm's, connected in a diamond shape, which is a 13th century Monastic symbol of the Virgin Mary, though it is unclear whether this will be the record's artwork.
The album doesn't have an official release date as Kanye recently declared he intends to bring it out as a surprise for fans.
He said: "Release dates are played out.
"So, the surprise is going to be a surprise. There goes the surprise!"
Kanye also claimed the new record will be a "service to the people".
He said: "My last album was a protest of music.
"But this album is just embracing the music, embracing joy and just being a service to the people."
The 'Bound 2' hitmaker - who has 20-month-old daughter North with wife Kim Kardashian West - has previously spoken of how he thinks Christianity is "awesome" because he can "portray God" however he chooses.
He said: "You know, what's awesome about Christianity is that we're allowed to portray God.
"We're allowed to, you know, draw an image of Him, we're allowed to make movies about Him...So that's just what's really awesome about Christianity. That's one of the awesome things."
As well as his new and last album titles, Kanye has previously used religious references on songs 'I Am a God', 'Jesus Walks' and teamed up with Jay Z and Frank Ocean on 'No Church in the Wild'.