The Michigan singer-songwriter has returned to his folk roots with new album Carrie & Lowell and you can listen to it online via NPR right here.
Though Sufjan Stevens is known for frequently switching up the sound and genre of his music, the return to folk is a joyous one for his fans. The album, on the other hand, takes a much darker turn, which is expected as the title references Stevens’ mother who passed away in late 2012. The songs are personal and constructed with ultimate care, and it is evident when you hear them. Be prepared for silent awe upon listening to this album.
Carrie & Lowell is Stevens’ first album in five years and will be released on March 31st through Asthmatic Kitty Records, the label he co-founded with his stepfather.
You can also hear Stevens’ song “All For Myself” from his previous album The Age of Adz on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly.[upme view=compact id=10]