It's Easter Sunday today, and Kanye West has decided to bless all of us with some new music. The new song titled "Ultralight Prayer" appears to be an extended and isolated version of gospel singer Kirk Franklin's closing sermon from the song "Ultralight Beam" off of West's most recent album The Life of Pablo. The two-minute track was posted to the rapper's official SoundCloud page with absolutely no warning or announcement from West himself until about an hour after it went up when he tweeted this.
Ultralight Prayer: https://t.co/CiopQ9BbGl— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 27, 2016
This isn't of course the first time that Kanye has used SoundCloud to spread new music out to the masses. In the lead up to the release of The Life of Pablo, he partially revived his G.O.O.D. Fridays release program and shared the songs "FACTS," "30 Hours," and "No More Parties in L.A." Even earlier than that, he put out an updated version of his 808s & Heartbreak song "Say You Will" with Caroline Shaw on vocals, as well as the song "When I See It" in the wake of his performance of that record at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last year.
Listen to "Ultralight Prayer" below.