Rolling Stone – As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! this November. 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 with an instant download of “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!,” which Rolling Stone is proud to premiere. “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!” finds Pope Francis addressing a South Korean audience in English last year amid atmospheric synths, trumpeting horns and skyscraping electric guitars reminiscent of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. “Wake up / Wake up,” Pope Francis says on the track. “The Lord speaks of a responsibility that the Lord gives you / It is a duty to be vigilant / Not to allow the pressures, the temptations and the sins to dull our sensibility of the beauty of holiness.” Later on the moving track, the Pope tells his audience, “No one who sleeps can sing, dance and rejoice,” as he urges them to wake up and go.
ITS LIT THOUGH!
Is there anything this guy cant do??? Run the largest most powerful network and empire on earth? Check. Control the most real estate on earth? Check. Be a demi-god? Check. SPIT HOT FIRE? Motherfucking CHECK. At the 2 minute mark the Pope drops his first verse. Sucks that I have to get a new computer though because my computer melted. That part where he said “No one who sleeps can sing dance or rejoice?” FLAMES.
WAKE UP! GO GO FORWARD! Except the Jews. Stay asleep and stay indoors. Keep atoning and shit. Me, the Pope and all the enlightened Gentiles will be out there singing, dancing and rejoicing.
Young Unsweetened featuring Pope Francis dropping at Christmas. Watch out.