Rejoice! For the day has finally come that we can make a Pope Francis tag for P&P—and I really hope to Pope this isn’t an elaborate hoax.
Apparently the clouds have parted and Pope Francis is releasing an Italian prog-rock album. I encourage you to read those sentences a few times to let the revelation sink in. History’s coolest pope just secured the title he had already won by partnering with Don Giulio Neroni and Tony Pagliuca of the prog-rock band Le Orme. The 11-track album is available for iTunes pre-order.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Pope will be singing (though that doesn’t mean he won’t be shredding—please Pope, honor us with a shred of shred). From Rolling Stone:
The Vatican-approved LP, a collaboration with Believe Digital, features the Pontiff delivering sacred hymns and excerpts of his most moving speeches in multiple languages paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant.
The lead single is called “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!” because duh. I think I speak for all warm-blooded mammals in saying, holy shit. As Constant Gardner said upon hearing the blessed news, the Pope is a real fucking badman.