Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Exploding Whale’. It’s So Pretty

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Sufjan Stevens may have just released his new album Carrie & Lowell, but he’s not averse to letting fans hear other new music as well. In this case, Sufjan Stevens ‘Exploding Whale‘, which was previously only available as a 7″ record, has now appeared on a fan account on Soundcloud.

The upload too is totally legit, as it was done with the permission of Sufjan’s record label Asthmatic Kitty. (How nice of them). And, yes, even though it’s more electronic than his usual work, ‘Exploding Whale‘ is still so pretty.

But, new Sufjan Stevens music to luxuriate in doesn’t stop there. The B-side of the 7″ — ‘Fourth of July’ (PPD Remix) — in all its dream-like glory is also on the same Soundcloud account. Can I say “Yay”?

Listen to them both below.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.