Sufjan Stevens has not given us a new album in almost five years, the most recently being his Age of Adz LP but today he announced that a brand new album is on the way. The next release is called Carrie & Lowell.
Thew new album is named for his mother and stepfather. For the announcement of the album, he released a video teaser as well which you can see below. Carrie & Lowell will include collaborations from Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett.
In the meantime between albums, Stevens has scored a ballet as well as a rodeo documentary. He also released some music with his Sysyphus side project and gave us a glorious set of Christmas songs called Silver and Gold.
You can see the track listing for Carrie & Lowell below.
01 Death With Dignity
02 Should Have Known Better
03 All of Me Wants All of You
04 Drawn to the Blood
05 Fourth of July
06 The Only Thing
07 Carrie & Lowell
09 John My Beloved
10 No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
11 Blue Bucket of Gold