Kanye West debuted new music at Coachella Sunday Service (watch)
Kanye West pulled out of headlining Coachella before the lineup was announced, allegedly over a dispute over the design of his stage, but he’s made his presence felt during weekend two of the festival regardless. After joining Kid Cudi on Saturday night to perform Kids See Ghosts songs (along with a couple of others), Kanye held his Easter Sunday Service starting at 9 AM PST on “The Mountain” in the Coachella campgrounds. It also streamed live (with a pinhole POV), and if you missed watching it there’s an encore airing at 3 PM PDT/6 PM EDT.
The very religious event brought a full band, a gospel choir and guests like Teyana Taylor, Chance the Rapper, Francis and The Lights, Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Cudi to sing, dance, and pray to a mix of classic gospel songs, takes on tracks from Stevie Wonder (“Do I Do” and “As”), Kool & The Gang (“Summer Madness”), Soul II Soul (“Back to Life”), and others, and Kanye’s own songs. Kanye also debuted a new song, “Water,” which you can watch a video clip of below, along with other pictures and video from the set.
There was also merch, of course: at a booth labeled “Church Clothes,” $50 socks, $70 t-shirts, and $165-$225 sweatshirts adorned with phrases like “holy spirit,” “trust god” and “Jesus walks” were for sale.
The Sunday Service merch
I love Kanye but I ain't paying 225 for a pretty basic hoodie pic.twitter.com/Iege8bQ0Hb
— Yarin (@yarinht) April 21, 2019
Kanye previews new song called “Water” pic.twitter.com/QfsCtJ0bc9
— jay (@jescutler) April 21, 2019