via Rolling Stone
Sufjan Stevens‘ five-year gap between studio albums will end March 31st when the singer releases his intensely personal new collection Carrie & Lowell. Having already shared the first single “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross,” Stevens now offers up another folk-tinged track, “Should Have Known Better.” The video itself, showcasing a bridge over tranquil waters, sets the mood for the morose lyrics that, like the album, often reminisce about Stevens’ family trips to Oregon with his mother Carrie and stepfather Lowell.
According to a press release, Carrie & Lowell’s 11 songs “address life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love.”
If you aren’t familiar with Steven’s eclectic style, it’s sometimes electronica, sometimes li-fi folk, sometimes somewhat symphonic, and always interesting!