Sufjan Stevens Shares Video for New Song “Sugar”: Watch – Pitchfork

Sufjan Stevens has another new track from his upcoming album The Ascension. “Sugar” arrives with a new music video, which features choreography from MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham. Directed by Ezra Hurwitz, it features Raymond Pinto, Samantha Figgins, Celeste Mason and Walter Russell III. Watch it below.

“‘Sugar’ is ultimately about the desire for goodness and purity (and true sustenance),” Sufjan Stevens said in a statement. “On the surface the song is just a string of clichés, but the message is imperative: now is the time to gather what is good and pure and valuable and make it your own, and share it with others. Feed your soul and speak new life into those around you. Give each other love, respect and sacrifice. Relinquish all the old habits, all the old ways of thinking and doing, all former practices—‘business as usual’—and bring new life to the world. This is our calling.”

Sufjan Stevens’ new album is out September 25 via Asthmatic Kitty. The follow-up to 2015’s Carrie & Lowell features the previously shared “America” and “Video Game.” The non-album B-side “My Rajneesh,” a song about Wild Wild Country subject Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, also arrived earlier this year.

Read “Tracking Sufjan Stevens’ Fascination with Outer Space” on the Pitch.

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