- Performer Sufjan Stevens
- Title Carrie & Lowell
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Carrie & Lowell is the seventh studio album by American musician Sufjan Stevens, released through Asthmatic Kitty on March 31, 2015. Unlike Stevens's previous studio album, the electronic The Age of Adz, Carrie & Lowell is sparsely instrumental and marks a return to the performer's indie folk roots. Carrie & Lowell was widely deemed one of the best albums of 2015.
Carrie & Lowell is the 7th Studio Album, by Singer-Songwriter Sufjan Stevens. Sparsely instrumental, Stevens marks a return to his indie folk roots. Carrie & Lowell since its release has gained universal acclaim, with many critics calling it Steven’s finest work yet. Many songs were inspired by the passing of his mother, Carrie, in 2012, as well as his stepfather, Lowell. Stevens released a live version of the album and a mixtape of outtakes and remixes in 2017. Carrie & Lowell Q&A.
With Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan looks at the man in the mirror through the lens of the past and gives us a painstakingly honest glance into his soul ripped wide open. It's a painful journey, but it's one you can believe through and through. Much like all of Sufjan's work, Carrie & Lowell has a thick backstory that you need to be aware of before diving in completely. While Sufjan is the obviously main character of the narrative on the record, its two supporting characters, his mother Carrie and stepfather Lowell, deserve full and proper introductions. As he explained in his.
They say you can’t go home again, but on the face of it Sufjan Stevens does exactly that on seventh album proper, ‘Carrie & Lowell’. It’s a return, of sorts, to the one-man indie-folk that was his bread and butter before the sumptuous ‘Illinois’ and flailing electronic lunacy of ‘Age of Adz’. And it’s also a record inspired by home and memories of it: ‘Carrie’ is Stevens’s late mother, whose life and death haunts the album (Lowell, his stepdad, is a more ephemeral figure).
And so, he's well-equipped to approach death - and specifically, the death of his mother, Carrie, who left his family when he was a baby. Carrie, who struggled with substance abuse throughout her life, later hosted young Sufjan for a few summers in Oregon with her new husband, Lowell. The songs are coded with recurring images - different species of birds are mentioned in passing throughout the album, as saviors or stand-ins for young Sufjan, before they glide out of view - biblical passages, buried memories, and, at his breaking point, plainspoken utterances of confusion and longing. Stevens has spoken about his lapse into drugs and "f--ing around" in the wake of his mother's death, in an attempt to connect more deeply with her.
Sufjan Stevens' new album Carrie & Lowell is about a missed opportunity. The album is titled after the 39-year-old singer-songwriter's mother and stepfather; Carrie died of stomach cancer in December 2012 after deserting her son when he was a child, and Lowell, who was married to Carrie for five years when Sufjan was growing up, now runs his label, Asthmatic Kitty. Carrie & Lowell is not about Stevens' mother's death, although songs like "Fourth of July" recount her passing in harrowing detail