Sufjan Stevens has released another cut from his forthcoming collection The Greatest Gift, a “mixtape” of outtakes, remixes, and demo versions from Stevens’ 2015 album Carrie & Lowell. Two weeks ago, we heard “Wallowa Lake Monster,” a song that did not appear on Carrie & Lowell; today, it’s a rough acoustic demo of “John My Beloved,” a song that did. The demo version is just Stevens and his guitar—the way it would have sounded on Seven Swans, maybe. The Greatest Gift is out November 24.
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Sufjan Stevens performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island on July 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)