Talks might have broken down about Kanye West’s headlining slot at this year’s Coachella, but his Sunday Service yesterday (April 21) was the next best thing. Maybe even better.
In case you missed it, the rapper took his weekly Sunday Service to the festival for Easter Sunday, performing at 9AM on “the mountain”, a mound within the campgrounds. As was to be expected, there were plenty of famous faces at the event, which came with the usual gospel choir and coordinated outfits.
If that wasn’t enough, though, we also got some new music, which hints at tracks that might appear on the long-awaited Yandhi. “Water” was one of the tracks Kanye played, and there was also “Everything We Need” (though the title doesn’t seem to be set in stone just yet). These came alongside classics such as “Power” and “Ultralight Beam”, with Chance the Rapper performing his verse on the latter.
As for the other artists at the Sunday Service, Kid Cudi made an appearance, after bringing Kanye out for his set the night before, and DMX also provided a prayer, in a moment that proved pretty atmospheric and emotional.