No, you haven't accidentally clicked a headline from The Onion—this is actually happening. A recent story in Rolling Stone confirmed the thing nobody ever thought would happen: Battlefield Earth 2! No, but really, Pope Francis is releasing a rock-infused album, titled Wake Up!
If you're worried about the 76-year-old religious icon producing an album along the lines Bruce Springsteen or Tears For Fears, you can relax. Rolling Stone says Francis' upcoming album will be of the prog-rock persuasion and spread the message of love and peace while featuring "sacred hymns and excerpts of his most moving speeches in multiple languages paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant."
This actually isn't even the first album to be dropped by a Pope, explains the producer of Wake Up!, Don Giulio Neroni.“For many years, I’ve been the producer and the artistic director of albums by the Pope. I had the honor to work with John Paul II, Benedict XVI and now Pope Francis," he said. So, really, we're not looking at a record you can just plop on during a house party. Unless you throw really shitty house parties. If you're itching in anticipation for the November 27th drop, you can listen his fire track "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" below.
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and can't wait for his rabbi to drop that EDM mix-tape.