Sufjan Stevens Drops New Single “Sugar” With Music Video

Sufjan Stevens performed Saturday at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.

The American indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has dropped a new single called Sugar from forthcoming new album. The track arrives with a music video that features choreography from MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham. Directed by Ezra Hurwitz, it features Raymond Pinto, Samantha Figgins, Celeste Mason and Walter Russell III. Speaking of the new single, Stevens said;

Sugar’ is ultimately about the desire for goodness and purity (and true sustenance).On the surface the song is just a string of clichés, but the message is imperative: now is the time to gather what is good and pure and valuable and make it your own, and share it with others. Feed your soul and speak new life into those around you. Give each other love, respect and sacrifice. Relinquish all the old habits, all the old ways of thinking and doing, all former practices—‘business as usual’—and bring new life to the world. This is our calling.

His eighth studio album is titled The Ascension. It will be released on September 25th.

You can watch the new music video below.

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