“I Walked” by Sufjan Stevens

Apologies for the recent onslaught of Sufjan-related posts — and it isn’t over yet: my review of All Delighted People is coming soon — but hey, it’s Sufjan Stevens we’re talking about. “I Walked” — the fourth track from his upcoming The Age of Adz full-length — has just been posted to Sufjan’s Bandcamp site, and you can listen to it below.

Immediately obvious is that the track is almost entirely electronica-based, which is in keeping with Asthmatic Kitty’s press release. The next thing that comes to mind is Björk’s Vespertine, particularly in the choral vocals that come drifting through the cold, brittle beats in the song’s second half — if you replaced Björk’s pixie-like voice with Sufjan’s hushed intonations.

The Age of Adz will be released by Asthmatic Kitty Records on October 12 (CD, MP3) and November 9 (2xLP). You can pre-order your copy here.

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