Sufjan Stevens releases one more single off of his forthcoming album The Ascension. This time, he shares “Sugar” along with a music video.
“Sugar” explores the depth of seeking purity, as he speaks to the soul with a song that is centered around a new life. Much like the title suggests, the song is based on providing love just as how sweet sugar is.
“‘Sugar’ is ultimately about the desire for goodness and purity (and true sustenance). “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 shared in a statement.
Sufjan Stevens new album The Ascension is out in September 25th. It will include the previous released singles, “America”, and “Video Game”.
Check out “Sugar” above.