Sufjan Stevens has launched his new tune, “America,” the primary to reach from his forthcoming album The Ascension. Take heed to it under. On July 31, “America” is getting a 12″ vinyl single launch with the non-album lower “My Rajneesh” on the B-side. The B-side is out digitally on July 10.
“America” was initially written in the course of the classes that produced 2015’s Carrie & Lowell, however later re-recorded. “I used to be dumbfounded by the tune once I first wrote it,” Stevens stated in a press release in regards to the new tune. “As a result of it felt vaguely mean-spirited and miles away from every little thing else on Carrie & Lowell. So I shelved it. However once I dug up the demo a number of years later I used to be shocked by its prescience. I may not dismiss it as offended and glib. The tune was clearly articulating one thing prophetic and true, even when I hadn’t been in a position to determine it on the time. That’s once I noticed a transparent path towards what I needed to do subsequent.”
Stevens has launched a variety of initiatives within the 5 years since Carrie & Lowell: a reside album of that file and a complement of demos in 2017, songs for the movie Name Me By Your Title the identical 12 months, and, final 12 months, the ballet rating The Decalogue with pianist Timo Andres. In March, Stevens and his stepfather Lowell Brams launched Aporia.