I’m sure there are at least a few Sufjan fans on here. His new album, Carrie and Lowell, is out on the 31st, but leaked over the weekend.
If anyone’s heard it, thoughts?
Emotionally, it’s heart breaking. Some of the lyrics are downright painful. Yet it can be strangely uplifting, not unlike The National’s music. Sonically, I love how ethereal and other worldly it sounds. The droney, distant keys underpinning a lot of the songs add a really ghostly, eerie quality to the songs.
I’ve never been too keen on Sufjan, but I’ve listened to the two singles he’s released from this and like them both. I’ll be picking it up on the 31st. I’ve heard it’s about the passing of his mother, so I can imagine just how heavy it is lyrically.