Indie music king Sufjan Stevens recently announced the release of his seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell.”
The album’s subject matter is described as “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love,” according to the singer’s press release. The press release also promises that the album will be a return to Steven’s “folk roots.”
It has been five years since his last full-length album, “The Age of Adz.”
In that time, Stevens has kept busy being involved with his side project, Sisyphus, where he released both an album and EP. Aside from that he has also scored a documentary.
“Carrie & Lowell” is named after Steven’s mother and stepfather. The album cover features a picture of them.
“Carrie & Lowell” is an eleven track album. The anticipated album will be released on March 30 in Europe and March 31 in the United States.
A snippet of the album can be heard on the album’s trailer which can be viewed on Pitchfork.com along with the album track list.
Collaborators on the album include Thomas Bartlett, Sean Carey, Casey Foubert, Ben Lester, Nedelle Torrisi, and Laura Veirs.
Along with the new album, Stevens announced a North American tour in the beginning of April.
On April 27, Stevens will be playing at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
Tickets are available at carrieandlowell.com.