Sufjan Stevens is back with his first proper studio album since 2015’s astonishing Carrie and Lowell and, well, thank goodness. The Ascension will release this September and we’re getting our first single this Friday, July 3, with a new song appropriately titled “America.”
Asthmatic Kitty released a statement along with the album announcement, saying “We harbor no delusions of grandeur — this record is hardly the most important thing in your world right now — but we also believe that music is sacred and has the ability to bring beauty, wisdom, truth, and light to our lives in difficult times. We hope this music can bring you meaning, hope and encouragement today.”
Here’s the cover art, which has some serious high church vibes. You can pre-order it here.