Sufjan Stevens Releases Lead Single “America”


The American indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has released the lead single called America from forthcoming new album. The eighth studio album is titled The Ascension. It will be released on September 25th. In his announcement, Stevens declared “America” as a “protest song against the sickness of American culture in particular“. The song was first written in 2014 during the time that Stevens was working on his seventh studio album, Carrie & Lowell. It has also been described as a “twelve-minute rumination on disillusionment, suffering, and loss of faith in nation“. On July 31, the lead track is getting a 12” vinyl single release.

You can listen lead single America below.

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