Sufjan Stevens just knows how to speak to something deep within. His music always finds a way to break through any and all emotional boundaries, finding those deep hidden emotions that you thought you had tucked away from plain sight. Then you hear those poetic lyrics sung with his unbelievable vocals and stirring arrangements. You just can’t help it. You can’t fight it. It just takes over.
This feeling is basically the experience of “I Should Have Known Better,” the second track officially released from his soon to be released new album Carrie & Lowell, a record that we’ve been impatient;y waiting nearly half a decade for. It begins with a beautiful stirring whisper, but soon transforms into something a bit more exploratory, like something off of Illinois (the vocal arrangements) and Age Of Adz (the electronics).
It’s the sort of song that reminds us why Sufjan Stevens is one of the best artists of this era. It’s currently my favorite song off of Carrie & Lowell, but that may very well change over time. Either way, enjoy the song below and make sure you purchase this album from Asthmatic Kitty.
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