While everyone was enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, Pope Francis dropped his first, rock-pop album, and it’s the most religious, yet inspirational music you probably never listened to. Whats’ more, El Papa didn’t need to rely on prominent musicians from either genre to produce his holy body of work.
Instead, Francis called on Italian musician Tony Pagliuca from the ‘70s prog rock band Le Orme and a choir to lay his powerful speeches – spoken in different of languages – over rock ballads and tunes faithful followers would love.
Pope Francis’ Wake Up! has already incited a social media uproar with the #PopeBars memes and amongst people who are amazed at the first Pope to ever release an album. Start your day with wise words from the Pope and stream Wake Up! below.