Fans of the elusive Sufjan Stevens will be happy to hear that the musician is coming out with a new album called Sisyphus in March 2014. Collaborating with musicians Serengeti and Son Lux, each of the trio will offer a unique sound to the upcoming album.
In a recent interview with Daniel Johnson of asthmatickitty.com, Stevens revealed the wide variety of topics and issues the album addresses. "The themes on the record are pretty dark," he told Johnson. "Sex, drugs, alcohol, depression, separation, life, death, fathers, mothers, kids, lovers, money, money money."
He also went on to talk about some of the inspiration behind the new album. "We are all complicated guys, each with his own identity crisis," Stevens said in the interview. "I won't go in to details, but it became clear from the start that we were all struggling with identity and that plays a big part in the energy on the album."
His last musical contribution was an album called Silver & Gold which came out in 2012 and consisted of 8 Christmas songs. Since then, he has worked on several smaller projects, but nothing as major and diverse as this upcoming album.
Along with its intense themes and great energy, Sisyphus is expected to be one of Sujan's most creative and unique collaborations yet. With the artistic, hip-hop contributions from musicians Serengeti and Son Lux, and the Indie folk lyrics from singer-songwriter Stevens, the album is sure to be significantly diverse. The LP will be available at the Walker Art Center on February 15 and the CD/LP/Digital release will take place on March 18 by Asthmatic Kitty Records and Joyful Noise Recordings. After a 2-year hiatus, fans won't want to miss out on the chance to hear Sufjan Stevens back in action.