Sufjan Stevens’ ‘A Running Start’ Is A Maze Of Sound

A hugely emotive return...

Sufjan Stevens has shared new song ‘A Running Start’.

The songwriter doesn’t have his troubles to seek, recently revealing his ongoing experiences with a physical health issue. This hasn’t halted his creativity, however – extraordinary new album ‘Javelin’ lands on October 6th.

New song ‘A Running Start’ is the latest preview, a swirling mesh of sound that taps into his maximalist leanings. When you break it down, however, it works on a simple, almost minimalist level – Sufjan takes charge of (almost) every single instruments.

Joined on additional vocals by Nedelle TorrisiHannah Cohen and Megan Lui, it’s Sufjan Stevens at his best – an emotional statement fit to make the heart burst.

Alongside this, he’s also revealed details of the 48-page book that will accompany the album. Available to order now, the book features hand-crafted collages, and different facets of Sufjan’s written and visual art.

Check out ‘A Running Start’ below.

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