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Sufjan Stevens to release 'Carrie and Lowell' in March

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Sufjan Stevens’ last album, The Age of Adz, was more uptempo and electronic than Stevens’ previous work—but the “Chicago” singer is returning to his folk roots for his upcoming album, Carrie & Lowell.

A trailer for the album previews a snippet of one of the tracks, a song in the style of 2004’s “The Dress Looks Nice On You“ with lyrics more resembling the emotion of Adz over the historical themes of Michigan or Illinois.

Also like Adz, the track titles—examples include “Eugene” and “The Only Thing”—on this album are more succinct than usual (previous names include “A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze”—and even that’s on the shorter side).

Carrie & Lowell doesn’t come out until March 31, but Stevens will be releasing the first single in mid-February.