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.

More News

James Vincent McMorrow delivers new single 'I Should Go'

Following on from the release of his previous single 'Headlights' back in May, James Vincent McMorrow is back once again to share a wonderfully... 1 month 1 week ago

London Grammar return with new single 'Baby It's You'

Having spent the last few years since their 2017 LP 'Truth Is A Beautiful Thing' releasing the odd single and collaboration here and there, London... 1 month 1 week ago

Phoenix return with new single 'Identical'

Having kept themselves largely quiet since the release of their 2017 full-length 'Ti Amo', Phoenix are now back once again to share a brand new... 1 month 1 week ago

Dirty Projectors announce new EP 'Super João'

Having already released two of the five EPs they are planning to unveil this year, Dirty Projectors have now announced their third collection of 2020... 1 month 1 week ago

Arlo Parks delivers new single 'Hurt'

After returning earlier this year with her comeback single 'Eugene' and stunning cover of Radiohead's 'Creep', Arlo Parks is back once again with... 1 month 1 week ago

Angel Olsen shares new single 'Waving, Smiling'

With just over a week to go before we get to hear her new compilation album 'Whole New Mess', Angel Olsen has now unveiled the next and final... 1 month 1 week ago

The Magic Gang unveil new track '(The World) Outside My Door'

With their highly-anticipated sophomore album arriving near the end of the month, The Magic Gang have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from... 1 month 1 week ago

Father John Misty returns with new singles 'To S.' and 'To R.'

After returning last month to deliver his new covers EP 'Anthem +3', Father John Misty is back once again with his first pieces of new material in... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Matt Corby returns with new single 'If I Never Say A Word'

Following on from his collaboration with Triple One and Kwame 'So Easy' last year, Matt Corby has now returned to deliver a brand new single. The... 1 month 2 weeks ago