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Sufjan Stevens’ new The Greatest Gift mixtape is coming this Friday, but it can now be heard a few days early, courtesy of NPR.
Billed as a companion piece to Stevens' 2015 album Carrie & Lowell, the mixtape is out this Friday (Nov. 24) and features outtakes, remixes and demos from that record, which was among Variance's 50 Best Albums of 2015.
The project includes the previously released track "Wallowa Lake Monster," which was released last month. It follows a busy year for Stevens, who also released the Carrie & Lowell live album as well as Planetarium, the latter of which was a collaborative effort with The National’s Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly and drummer James McAlister.
Stevens also contributed a number of songs to the recent soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film Call Me By Your Name, which also opens this Friday and stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.
Listen to the new The Greatest Gift mixtape here.