Michigan born and raised, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens released the first single off his new album last Monday. The song “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” is the tenth track off the album, Carrie & Lowell, which is planned to be released on March 31. I am loving the return to Stevens’ more raw and acoustic roots. If the fact that this is Sufjan Stevens’ first solo studio album in five years isn’t enough to get you excited for the album’s drop, “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” definitely is. Running only two minutes and 40 seconds long it leaves you longing for more. Whether you’re an OG Sufjan Stevens fan or just looking for some new music to get you through these bone chilling winter days, it’s definitely worth the listen.
Words by Christine Toth