Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
An elegy for his mother, Stevens' strong songwriting and pretty, fragile vocals creates an immersive, haunting listen.
“With this record, I needed to extract myself out of this environment of make-believe... It's something that was necessary for me to do in the wake of my mother's death—to pursue a sense of peace and serenity in spite of suffering. It's not really trying to say anything new, or prove anything, or innovate. It feels artless, which is a good thing. This is not my art project; this is my life.” -Stevens