Sufjan Stevens has aired a new track called ‘Exploding Whale’.
The singer-songwriter recently released a new album in the form of ‘Carrie & Lowell’. That was released through Stevens’ own Asthmatic Kitty Records last month (March 30).
Stevens has been selling ‘Exploding Whale’ as a seven-inch single on tour recently, but the vinyl did not come with a download code, so he’s now released it for free online.
Stream ‘Exploding Whale’ via Soundcloud below.
‘Carrie & Lowell’ was the follow up to Stevens’ last studio album ‘The Age Of Adz’, released in 2010. Prior to that album Stevens embarked on an ambitious plan to write and release an album representing each of the 50 US states. At present the mission has birthed two albums (‘Michigan’ and ‘Illinois’).
Stevens will tour North America in April and headline End Of The Road festival in September. End Of The Road is Sufjan’s only UK festival appearance this year.
Meanwhile, ‘All For Myself’ from Stevens’ ‘The Age of Adz’ has also been sampled on Kendrick Lamar’s new album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’ The sample appears on Lamar’s ‘Hood Politics’, which was produced by Tae Beast, Soundwave and Thundercat.