“Mercury” from Sufjan Stevens’ new Planetarium Album

Sufjan Stevens’ newest project, Planetarium, has him teamed up with classical music composer Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner from The National. In this album, Sufjan has taken the cosmos as his inspiration to write a series of songs that range the gamut across several styles, but all sharing an unmistakable texture that evokes…otherness.

This recording for NPR of Mercury, the album closer, is absolutely beautiful.


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