Yesterday, news of Sufjan Stevens’ upcoming full-length album, The Age of Adz (pronounced “odds”) hit the web. The Friday before that, Sufjan dropped an entire 60-minute EP called All Delighted People onto Bandcamp and it spread like wildfire. Did you think our little indie god was done showering us with celestial mana? Oh, you did? Well then you just don’t know Sufjan Stevens really well, do you? Because today, our man dropped a completely free mp3, “I Walked”, from The Age of Adz.
“I Walked” is five whole minutes of trip-hop leaning dub beats and heavily filtered guitars, all managed by Sufjan Stevens’ innate capacity to control what might be overbearing for other artists, with deft, angelic vocals. Hear/download the track below, and pre-order the album here.