Sufjan Stevens shares new song “Lamentation II”

After sharing the single “Meditation V” last week, Sufjan Stevens has shared his latest release “Lamentation II,” on Monday. Set to appear on his upcoming, five-volume album Convocations, last week also saw the release of the first volume Meditations, while a second volume, Lamentations, is set to drop on Friday.

Each volume, including the remaining three Revelations, Celebrations, and Incantations, represents a different stage of mourning. The entire project is a tribute to Stevens’ late father who passed away last fall. The full project will be available on May 6, with a vinyl edition due in August.

The project will serve as the official follow-up to Stevens’ 2020 album, The Ascension. Listen to “Lamentation II” above.

Revisit Stevens’ 2020 FADER profile here.

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