December 20, 2013 13:57
Sufjan Stevens unveils new track 'Calm Down' with Sisyphus project – listen
The singer's latest project is a collaboration with Chicago MC Serengeti and New York composer Son Lux
Last year (2012), the singer teamed up with Chicago MC Serengeti and New York composer Son Lux to release an EP together titled 'Beak & Claws'.
The trio have now returned to release an album under a new guise Sisyphus, Consequence of Sound reports.
The album is reportedly inspired party by the work of artist Jim Hodges, and was commissioned by the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series in Minneapolis/St Paul.
The self-titled album will first be released on February 15 and will be available at the Walker center to accompany Hodges’ exhibitions. It will then get a general release on March 18.
Earlier this year (October 14), the singer followed in the footsteps of Sinead O'Connor and penned an open letter to Miley Cyrus.
However, unlike O'Connor, who wrote Cyrusnumerous open letters about the dangers of "prostituting herself" to the music industry as well as her subsequent comments about mental illness, Stevens took the opportunity to correct the pop star over the grammar used on her song '#GetItRight', which features on her album 'Bangerz.'
Addressing Cyrus via his official website, Stevens writes: "I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great message, great body), but maybe you need a quick grammar lesson. One particular line causes concern: 'I been laying in this bed all night long.' Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there's an object, i.e. "I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long"."
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