|This is not a Sufjan Stevens album cover.|
The first Sufjan Stevens album in four years is on the way. Titled Carrie & Lowell after Stevens's parents, the March release is a return to Stevens's folk roots, but it has nothing to do with what was once considered the most ambitious album cycle in indie rock: the 50 States Project.
Following Michigan and Illinois-based albums, Stevens admitted the project was "such a joke" and scrapped the whole endeavor. But this hasn't kept the Gopher State from holding out hope that the visionary singer-songwriter would once again turn his pen to the Midwest.
While Stevens distances himself from that reality with each record, Gimme Noise has assembled a hail mary of a tracklist in hopes of resurrecting the project at least one more time. Here is how Sufjan Stevens Invites You, Lumberjacks!, to Minnesota* *Land of 10,000 Lakes! could play out.More »