Sufjan Stevens has announced a new album called Javelin is to be released on October 6th on Asthmatic Kitty Records.
A new song ‘So You Are Tired’ proceeds the album, which will be Stevens’ first solo album of songs since 2020’s The Ascension, and his first in full singer-songwriter mode since 2015’s Carrie & Lowell.
Javelin features 10 songs promising “four-minute bursts of choral, orchestral, and electric wonder,” and features – adrienne maree brown, Hannah Cohen, Pauline Delassus, Megan Lui, Nedelle Torrisi, who sing harmonies, and Bryce Dessner, who plays guitars on Shit Talk’. The album closes with a cover of Neil Young’s ‘There’s A World’.
Listen to ‘So You Are Tired’:
Javelin Artwork & Tracklisting:
1. Goodbye Evergreen
2. A Running Start
3. Will Anybody Ever Love Me?
4. Everything That Rises
5. Genuflecting Ghost
6. My Red Little Fox
7. So You Are Tired
8. Javelin (To Have And To Hold)
9. Shit Talk
10. There’s A World
Pre-order Javelin HERE
Javelin is accompanied by a 48-page book of art and essays all created by Stevens, including a series of meticulous collages, cut-up catalog fantasies, puff-paint word clouds, and iterative color fields. The 10 short essays – alternatively funny, tragic, poignant, obtuse, and specific – offer little glimpses into loves and losses that have shaped him, and, in turn, these songs.