Sufjan Stevens ha pubblicato America, il primo singolo estratto dal prossimo album The Ascension in uscita il 25 settembre per Asthmatic Kitty.
America è stata scritta proprio durante le registrazioni di Carrie & Lowell ma in un primo momento è stata accantonata:
“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.”
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