Ready the Search Warrants, Sufjan Stevens.

Ready the Search Warrants, Sufjan Stevens.

Newly uploaded to his Tumblr Ghetto SoundCloud account, it’s not merely his open letter concerning Miley Cyrus’ grammatical incorrectness that has caused something of a stir these past few days, as Sufjan Stevens has allowed for what he somewhat self-deprecatingly decrees a ‘repetitive lo-fi pop demo I found under my desk…goes nowhere’ to infiltrate the internet. Entitled Take Me, it’s a little irksome in truth. Not because it ‘goes nowhere’ fast – indeed, it’s a masterful slow build constructed with the poise, if never the plumber butts to have gone into the manufacture of his beloved Brooklyn–Queens Expressway – but because it exhibits just how effortless the expression of his talent really is. “Love, take me to your world/ I wanna be your friend” he soothes in an extraterrestrial coo atop what sounds a neo-classical reinterpreting of In The Air Tonight, prior to that percussive explosion of course, before wintry keys eventually overwhelm archetypally rudimentary drum machine splatter. Only rarely has Stevens articulated retrospective pop graceful as this with such aplomb, which can only prompt wilder desires to discover whatever else may be hiding out underneath his desk. And for that, we’d best ready the search warrants…

Sufjan Stevens.

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