The other day (was it yesterday? not sure) Sufjan announced a new album called The Age of Adz (pronounced “odds”)¬†due in October. Of course, no project of Sufjan’s would be complete without a strange back story. The inspiration behind The Age of Adz? The art of Royal Robertson, a sign maker, a schizophrenic, a self-proclaimed prophet. His art depicted monsters, aliens, and religious visions. Good call Sufjan. Much more relatable than songs about “love”, “life” and all that crazy weird shit.

Here’s the first taste of the album thanks to MOKB. “I Walked” is more glitchy and less organic than we’ve heard on the other official Sufjan albums, but as far as song writing goes, this man can not fail. Sufjan has a knack for melodies that work in perfect harmony with his soft voice and layers of sound. I can’t wait to hear more from The Age of Adz.

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