New Release & Video: Sufjan Stevens – The Greatest Gift

Sufjan Stevens has shared a self-directed video for The Greatest Gift, a new track taken from his forthcoming mixtape of the same name, coming tomorrow (November 24th)

Have a watch…

The Greatest Gift is a mixtape of outtakes, demos and remixes from Sufjan’s critically acclaimed 2015 album Carrie & Lowell. As well as demos and alternate versions of songs from the original album, the mixtape features four previously unreleased new songs – official outtakes from Carrie & Lowell (they were recorded at the same time as the album). These include Wallowa Lake Monster, as well as The Hidden River Of My Life, City Of Roses, and The Greatest Gift. This new material, in its investigation of love, life, death, God, and the beautiful state of Oregon, serves as a contemplative companion to the original album

The mixtape also includes a few alternate and/or demo versions of songs from the original album, including a “fingerpicking” version of Drawn To The Blood, and a guitar demo version of John My Beloved, which Sufjan recorded on his phone. The digital release also contains an iPhone demo of the song Carrie & Lowell