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Sufjan Stevens’ New Album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ Is Now Streaming in Full

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Steven’s new album Carrie & Lowell, is now streaming on NPR’s First Listen. The LP, which is named after Stevens’ mother and stepfather, is described as a meditation on “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love,” and perhaps most importantly, a return to Stevens’ “folk roots.” The three songs he’s already shared from the album — “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross,” “Should Have Known Better,” and the title track — are certainly more reminiscent of Stevens’ earlier work than 2010’s electronic epic, The Age of Adz. Listen to Carrie & Lowell in full via NPR before it officially comes out on March 31