Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

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EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2020
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The Ascension is the long-awaited follow up to Sufjan’s 2015 album, Carrie and Lowell, and is the eighth studio album from the singer, songwriter and composer.

It is a salient collection of fifteen pop songs that, with sweeping editorial aplomb, interrogate the integrity and sustainability of our human existence. The album seeks to confront the psychic trauma of our current apocalyptic condition by highlighting the disparity between survival and despair - while trying to maintain a path towards truth and light.

Sufjan recorded almost everything on The Ascension himself on his computer using a drum machine and a handful of synthesizers, his goal clear from the start: Keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep it moving.

“Equally extraordinary and powerful, Stevens’s new song is a 12-minute-plus masterpiece” - The Sunday Times (Hottest Tracks)

"'America’ is a 12-minute triumph” - Clash

 

TRACKLIST:
  1. Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse
  2. Run Away With Me
  3. Video Game
  4. Lamentations
  5. Tell Me You Love Me
  6. Die Happy
  7. Ativan
  8. Ursa Major
  9. Landslide
  10. Gilgamesh
  11. Death Star
  12. Goodbye To All That
  13. Sugar
  14. The Ascension
  15. America

 

Double LP in tip-on gatefold sleeve


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