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Pope Francis Releases Pop Music Song, Plans Full Album

09/28/2015
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(Radio.com) Hot on the heels of Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States comes news that he will release an 11-track album in late November and the release of the first track off the album "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!", according to Rolling Stone.

Popes in the past have made their sermons and special hymns available and Pope Francis is no different, except his album will include more contemporary sounds.

Alongside traditional Gregorian chants, the album will feature pop and prog-rock sounds mixed against Pope Francis' more famous speeches and hymns. The first single "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" launches with a powerful guitar riff before leading into a speech Pope Francis gave to a South Korean audience in English.

"Wake up / Wake up," Pope Francis says, "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." Read more and listen to the track here.

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