Sufjan Stevens will release new five-part project ‘Convocations’ on May 6th.
The songwriter has been teasing “holistic” new music, following two album-length projects in 2020.
The second of these – ‘The Ascension’ – was released just before the death of his biological father, and this period of grief frames his new work.
‘Convocations’ follows five stages of grief, and will be accompanied by a longform generative video art piece created by Mexican artist Melissa Fuentes.
The project consists of five volumes – Meditations, Lamentations, Revelations, Celebrations and Incantations – building into a 49 track, two and a half hour reflection on sorrow, grief, alienation, and loss.
‘Meditations’ is the first to arrive – it will be released on April 8th.
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