Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ beautiful new track

Just announced as a headliner at Sydney’s upcoming Vivid LIVE, Sufjan Stevens has also released the third song from upcoming album Carrie and Lowell. It follows on from his last single, Should Have Known Betterand the one before that, No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross

Carrying the same name as the album, Carrie and Lowell starts off with Stevens’ signature nimble guitar plucking and ethereal voice. The sound of waves enters as background music, giving the song that magical, mystical feeling, an atmosphere that carries through much of his music. Once again this song hints at the fact that Sufjan has returned to his classic indie psych folk style, with the three releases from Carrie and Lowell sounding more like Seven Swans than any of his subsequent albums.

You can listen to Carrie and Lowell below, or here on BBC Radio 6, tune in at 33 minutes.