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Sufjan Stevens has shared his new album early

Aporia, a collaboration with his stepfather Lowell Brams, was originally due out Friday, March 27.

March 23, 2020

Heading to another planet is more broadly appealing than it's been in ages, and Sufjan Stevens is delivering the soundtrack with his new sci-fi electronic album Aporia. Stitched together from jam sessions with Stevens's stepfather Lowell Brams, Aporia is available to stream on YouTube before its official release date of March 27.

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Asthmatic Kitty, the record label run by Stevens and Brams, issued a statement on their decision to release the project early:

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“We harbor no delusions of grandeur—this record is hardly the most important thing in your world right now—but we also believe that music is sacred and has the ability to bring beauty, wisdom, truth and light to our lives in difficult times. We hope this music can bring you meaning, hope and encouragement today.”

Half of the album's proceeds will benefit the charities No Kid Hungry and Partners In Health. Watch the video for "The Runaround" here.

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Sufjan Stevens has shared his new album early