Listen to a Beautiful New Sufjan Stevens Song: ‘Wallowa Lake Monster’
Sufjan Stevens is releasing a new album called The Greatest Gift, a collection of b-sides and outtakes from the mesmerizing Carrie and Lowell. It’ll drop on November 24 — presumably making it this year’s iteration Stevens’ semi-annual Christmas album tradition — but you can hear the lovely, orchestral “Wallowa Lake Monster” right now. The song echoes Carrie and Lowell in terms of simple beauty, but has some Illinois-esque choral overtures. It is, in short, another piece of near-perfect songwriting for Sufjan to add to a catalog that is astonishingly full of them.