The first single from Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Steven’s forthcoming album and his first non-Christmas release since 2010, was released this morning. You can listen to it below:
Stevens has never been shy about the Christian influences in his music, and “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” follows clearly in that tradition.
Carrie & Lowell has been touted as Steven’s return to folk music, and it’s hard to pick an album I’m more excited for (though Purity Ring’s sophomore album, Another Eternity, due out on March 2nd, comes close). It comes out March 31st, and you can preorder it (and check out tour dates) here.