Sufjan Stevens shares new single 'America'

With his highly-anticipated new album set to drop in the coming months, Sufjan Stevens has now unveiled the first cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'America' is the closing track from his new record, was originally written six years ago, and previews his new LP 'The Ascension', which is due to be released on the 25th September via Asthmatic Kitty Records.

Speaking about his new offering, he said, "I was dumbfounded by the song when I first wrote it, because it felt vaguely mean-spirited and miles away from everything else on Carrie & Lowell. So I shelved it."

"But when I dug up the demo a few years later I was shocked by its prescience. I could no longer dismiss it as angry and glib. The song was clearly articulating something prophetic and true, even if I hadn’t been able to identify it at the time. That’s when I saw a clear path toward what I had to do next."

Have a listen to 'America' in the player below.

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