We had to verify this information on several different sites, certain it was a high-level hoax, but alas it is true; Pope Francis is dropping an album in November, firmly solidifying his position as the coolest pope of all time.
According to Rolling Stone, it will be a pop-rock album called Wake Up!, featuring 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.” It is now available for preorder on iTunes, but if you simply cannot wait to hear his holiness’ new tunes, you can hear the first single, “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!” (Bjork is totally pissed she didn’t name a song that) here. All jokes aside, it is not terrible.
The big announcement coincides with the Pope’s trip to the states. I can say from personal experience that having him here in New York has been a huge pain the ass traffic wise, but as far as popes go, this guy is pretty awesome. He is also on the cover of Rolling Stone because sure why not.
Is this real life?