Kanye West drops ‘Wash Us in the Blood, featuring Travis Scott

Lawrence Kim
July 1, 2020

"Wash Us in the Blood" is the first music from Ye since 2019's Jesus Is King, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, surpassing the Beatles and tying Eminem for the most consecutive No. 1 album debuts in chart history.

Kanye West returns with "Wash Us in the Blood", the first single from his upcoming 10th solo studio album God's Country.

The song appears to refer to recent civil unrest over persistent police killings of black Americans, also mentioning mass incarceration and alluding to endemic poverty.

Kanye West has been on a streak of announcements lately.

West has not released any music since last Christmas, when his Sunday Service Choir put out the 19-song collection Jesus Is Born, featuring gospel re-workings of West tracks, SWV's "Rain", and Ginuwine's "So Anxious", among others.

The song - which features a guest verse by Travis Scott and was co-produced by West, BoogzDaBeast, Ronny J, FNZ and Dem Jointz - recalls the harsh industrial sound of West's 2013 album "Yeezus", with siren-like synth textures over a throbbing beat.

"You know that it's fake if it's in the news", he raps, "So I let it fly when I'm in the booth".

"Then one of my pastors told me, 'My son just said that he would want a rap album about Jesus from Kanye West.' He didn't say, 'Kanye West, you should do this, ' or 'you need to do this.' He just told me something that a child said".

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