Sufjan Stevens has revealed the title track to his new album ‘Carrie & Lowell’.
The song was premiered on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 6 programme yesterday (March 17). A short preview of the title track first appeared in the album’s trailer. The full version is just over three minutes long and can be heard over at BBC Radio 6 by scrolling to the 33-minute mark on Mary Anne Hobbs’ show.
‘Carrie & Lowell’ will be released on Stevens’ own Asthmatic Kitty Records and is described as a return to his “folk roots” in a press release.
The track follows another recently revealed song ‘Should Have Known Better’ – listen here.
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’).
‘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, Sounwave 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.