The Pope made a pop-rock album. Everyone seems to be losing their minds about it, but really, what's so unusual about P-Francis (that's his name now) spitting holy word in the studio? Dude's got a lot to say, and we already knew he could sing — and that he enjoys when other people sing. Here's a video of him more or less asking a girl in Chicago to bring it.
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. Wake Up! arrives November 27th, with the iTunes pre-order now available here.
The first single from it is called "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!," which, if His Holiness hadn't have done it, could very easily be a Sufjan Stevens song. You can stream it exclusively for the time being over at Rolling Stone.
If the Pope goes on tour in support of Wake UP! his backstage rider is going to be on some next level shit. What will it even have on it? One cracker and a cool, moist face towel? A Dove bar?
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