Those seeking\u00a0the Ultralight Beam\u00a0meaning might be surprised to discover that Kanye West worships a God other than himself. The opening track on West's\u00a02016 album\u00a0Life of Pablo\u00a0is rich with gospel\u00a0overtones and it only gets deeper from there. Chance the Rapper, who makes a guest appearance (and kills it) on the track, told Acclaim Magazine:\u00a0\u201c\u2018Ultralight Beam\u2019 is about Kanye\u2019s faith in God. Whenever he\u2019s down or feels he can\u2019t fight any more, he searches for the light and knows, in God\u2019s hands, everything will be alright.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMusically, the track employs a sparse and compulsively listenable beat and then a slew of guest appearances and clever vocal samples. It kicks off with the sound\u00a0of a young child preaching emphatically toward a higher power.\u00a0Elsewhere on the track are choirs singing and snippets of sermons\u00a0by Pastor Kirk Franklin. Also present is Kelly Price's lovely voice, one saturated\u00a0with passionate pleas and gospel hues. Then there's Chance the Rapper making reference to God as protector in the face of endless drama. Meanwhile, phrases like "This is a God dream" are repeated over and over again. The overall implication is that, in spite of previous remarks by West and their subsequent interpretations, it's actually God's world that we're all just living in.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nUltralight Beam\u00a0isn't the first time Kanye West gets spiritual. However, it does seem to represent a new tier of (relatively) self-less awakening for the artist. As fans and non-fans alike are aware, West is no stranger to self-worship. After all, his previous album was called\u00a0Yeezus\u00a0and it included a track titled 'I Am A God'. Plus, West is pretty outspoken when it comes to praising himself via every possible outlet known to man. Yet\u00a0the constant acknowledgement\u00a0of God and deeper Ultralight Beam\u00a0meaning arguably represents a\u00a0level of humility we're not used to seeing from the artist. Pair that with overt nods toward gospel and the term "Ultralight Beam" itself, and Kanye West appears\u00a0to be\u00a0kneeling before the altar and not standing on top of it.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhether the seemingly humble Ultralight Beam meaning is gimmick, hook, or a veritable sign of enlightenment is for West to know and for the listener to think on. It should be noted that by most reports, West was definitely up to his old self-aggrandising ways on the Life of Pablo\u00a0tour.\u00a0On the other hand, the artist\u00a0has been noticeably absent from the spotlight as of late. Is it possible he's taking real time to pursue a power outside of himself in this time of struggle? Or is he merely plotting his next publicity stunt. Perhaps the next album will tell us.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.