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Oh My God, Pope Francis Is Releasing a Pop-Rock Album

Hear the first track, "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!"

Though he’s in the midst of his historic trip to the United States right now, Pope Francis is going to bless us by releasing a pop-rock record. According to Rolling Stone, the Pontiff will “spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up!” The record features excerpts from several of Pope Francis’ most inspirational speeches and sacred hymns in multiple languages, and pairs them with uplifting music from such varied genres as prog-rock and Gregorian chant.

Wake Up! arrives November 27 via Believe Digital, and is available for pre-order now. Check out the Pope’s lead single, “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!,” which sounds a little like Godspeed You! Black Emperor (no pun intended; the sonic similarities are literal), over at Rolling Stone.

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