On March 18, the ever elusive, always evolving mastermind that is Sufjan Stevens is apparently releasing an album with Chicago rapper Serengeti and electronic artist Son-Lux under the name “Sisyphus.” The trio previously released an EP in 2012 under the name s/s/s (sufjan, serengeti, son lux…clever/cute.)
I am absolutely blown away by the song “Take Me.” It has some qualities of the better songs on Sufjan’s latest album “The Age of Adz,” without the jarring dissonance. The sweet way in which he sings the simple refrain, “Love take me to your room/I want to be your friend,” and more plaintive lyrics like “And my heart is such a mess/And I feel like I am possessed,” might have made me a little teary eyed.
Sufjan has always been near and dear to my heart. I am eagerly anticipating the release of this album and I’m sure this song will be haunting me in my sleep tonight…
stream the whole album here: