A day after announcing his first album of new songs in five years, Sufjan Stevens is offering a taste of what the record will sound like, with a new track on his website. The song, "I Walked," is available for a free download.
Asthmatic Kitty sent out a press release saying Stevens' new album would have more electronics and less banjo. True to their word, "I Walked" has glitchy, hip-hop inspired beats with some very simple synths lines, all set against Stevens' gentle voice. It's fleshed out with lots of reverb and delay. Count me among the early fans of this new direction.
What do you think?