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Sufjan Stevens announces five-volume album Convocations, shares “Meditation V”

The 49-track album serves as a tribute to his late father.

April 06, 2021

Sufjan Stevens is set to release a new five-volume project, Convocations, the official follow-up to his 2020 album The Ascension, according to Rolling Stone. With its first volume Meditations out tomrrow, the full project is set to drop on May 6. A five-LP vinyl boxset will arrive on August 20.

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Each volume of the project, which also includes Lamentations, Revelations, Celebrations and Incantations, reflects a different stage of mourning and is an homage to Stevens' father who passed away last fall. Stevens' label Asthmatic Kitty described the upcoming release as “a 49-track reflection on a year of anxiety, uncertainty, isolation, and loss.”

In addition to the announcement of the album's release, Stevens shared its first single "Meditation V," as well. Listen to it above.

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Sufjan Stevens announces five-volume album Convocations, shares “Meditation V”