I know Sufjan Stevens isn’t for everyone but he will forever hold a place in my heart. You see 2005 was a very emotional year for me, both happy and sad. I had landed a kick-ass job and lost my grandfather who was like a father to me. I found solace in music and I remember listening to Sufjan Stevens, Devendra Banhart, and BRMC on repeat at work, at home, and in my car for the long drives visiting my dying grandfather at the hospital. Their music kept me calm at a time that was very rough for me.
To everyone’s surprise, Stevens made an announcement yesterday that he will be releasing a new full-length album, The Age of Adz, on October 12th via Asthmatic Kitty. I still have to give his new ep, All Delighted People, a proper listen but I really dig the sounds of “I Walked”.