Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine release two new singles from upcoming joint album

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‘Cimmerian Shade’ and ‘You Give Death a Bad Name’ are inspired by ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Night of the Living Dead’ respectively.

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Sufjan Stevens has shared two new tracks from his collaborative album ‘A Beginner’s Mind’ with Angelo D’Augustine, which is due for release later this month.

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Two songs, ‘Cimmerian Shade’ and ‘You Give Death a Bad Name’, continue the overarching theme of the album’s music, inspired by the films the pair saw while writing together.

From whose point of view is ‘Cimmerian Shade’ written and displayed? sheep’s silence Antagonist Buffalo Bill, while ‘You Give Death a Bad Name’ is influenced by horror film night of the Living Dead.


“Many writers have an emotional connection to the characters they create. But in this instance, I was interested in how it felt to create one character. In my imagination, I would give consciousness to someone else’s creation. had been,” said d’Augustine of the Cimmerian Shed.

“The song is essentially a dialogue between the Creator and the Creator that attempts to understand some of the same questions we ask ourselves about existence, free will, fate, purpose, guidance and if anyone or anything is heard. has been or cares.”

Listen to the track below:


“A Beginner’s Mind” is set for release on September 24 via Asthmatic Kitty. The 14-track album also features previously released singles ‘Back to Oz’, ‘Fictional California’, ‘Reach Out’ and ‘Olympus’.

The album follows from Stevens’ recent five-volume instrumental album ‘Convocation’ and his earlier record ‘The Ascension’ from last year.

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