Kanye's 'Jesus Is King' Is Getting Attention From 'Zelda' Fans and Church of Satan for Very Different Reasons

Is God a 'Zelda' fan?


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Kanye West's Christian album Jesus Is King was released Friday, prompting exactly the debate one might expect from a questionable post-Pablo era Kanye project. In the spirit of excitedly setting God stuff aside for a minute, there's a moment on "Selah" that fans have noted may boast some inspiration from a certain Legend of Zelda soundtrack cut.

Tucked into the track, as Nintendo Life pointed out Monday, is a progression that calls to mind the Ocarina of Time soundtrack, particularly a specific Gerudo Valley-set composition.

West, of course, is a well-documented appreciator of the video game art form. Back in 2016, he shared a teaser trailer for an Only One video game. More recent reports, however, suggested the title was "in limbo."

While no one is suggesting that any ripping off or similar practices occurred with the "Selah" track, fans of West and/or Zelda have enjoyed the juxtaposition, made more noticeable with a full-on mashing up of the two:

noticed something while listening to the new kanye album... pic.twitter.com/q1nRklkhf4

— Louie Zong (@everydaylouie) October 25, 2019

In more important news, the Church of Satan has issued a response to the release of West's Christianity-themed Jesus Is King album. 

"Satan is the best friend Kanye has ever had, as he will keep him in business all these years," the official Church of Satan Twitter account informed the public late last week, notably repurposing a quote from founder Anton LaVey in which he said Satan was "the best friend the church has ever had."

Satan is the best friend Kanye has ever had, as he will keep him in business all these years!

— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) October 25, 2019

Predictably (though no less annoyingly), there were indeed a few people who somehow took this joke as a West endorsement. It's not.

We’re more pleased than anything! Only those who read our literature will “get it”.

— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) October 25, 2019

Now imagine that same rich boss is following the lead of a bunch of superstitious cave dwelling misogynists who invented an imaginary sky daddy to rain fiery on the heads of everyone they didn’t like, and con people into giving them money.

No thanks. https://t.co/sfDGOPJPcS

— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) October 26, 2019

Jesus and Satan are fictional characters. There is no hell. Nothing is eternal. God and Lucifer are also fictional characters. Your grasp on reality is questionable. https://t.co/GiyeVcnkJl

— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) October 27, 2019

Making a joke on twitter is hardly a review of an album, and in no way an endorsement as this article suggests, but whatever. https://t.co/d1JsT2qqGO

— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) October 27, 2019

Well fucking played, CoS.

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