Sufjan Stevens streams new album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ – listen

The musician's first album in five years has been described as a return to his 'folk roots'

Sufjan Stevens has aired his new album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ online.

‘Carrie & Lowell’ will be released through Stevens’ own Asthmatic Kitty Records next week (March 30) and is described as a return to his “folk roots” in a press release.

The album is 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’).

Listen below, via NPR.

‘All For Myself’ from ‘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.

Stevens will headline End Of The Road festival in September and tour North America in April. End Of The Road is Sufjan’s only UK festival appearance this year.