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Wyoming landscape, family star in Kanye West’s new video for ‘Closed on Sunday’

Kanye West is seen kneeling in praise during a scene in his music video for “Closed On Sunday,” which was shot on his Wyoming ranch. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Kanye West’s newly planted Wyoming roots took center stage in a new music video that was released over the Thanksgiving holiday.

In “Closed on Sunday,” the second release from West’s religious album “Jesus is King,” West is first seen huddling with his family among the rocks on his land just outside of Cody.

Throughout the three-and-a-half minute video, viewers are shown West’s immediate and extended family, including various Kardashisns, his father and his children.

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In an analysis of the video, Forbes Magazine writes, “the ‘Closed on Sunday’ song lyrics also deal with West feeling its his family against the world and the desire to remove negative influences from affecting your kids. So the visuals of the Wests in nature and away from society embody two of the song’s core themes.”

Kanye West walks with his family on his Wyoming ranch in a still from a video for “Closed On Sunday.” (Screenshot via YouTube)

Perhaps overshadowing Wyoming’s stunning scenery is the song’s reoccurring Chick-fil-A reference, alluding to the fast food restaurant’s famous policy of closing on Sunday. The only Chick-fil-A restaurants in Wyoming are located in Cheyenne, nearly 400 miles from Kanye’s ranch.

Perhaps the song will change that.

See the full video below: