Listen: Sufjan Stevens Releases “No Shade In The Shadow of The Cross”

Stevens' first single is a slow and heavy track

Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens’ upcoming album, will be released in North America on March 31, and Stevens has released the first single called “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross.”

The latest track features Stevens spending some time in his upper vocal range, with his own voice harmonized and subtle guitar strums to accompany the heavy lyrics.

Joyful Noise Recordings has said they will release 100 copies of the lathe-cut single. Stevens will also play at Toronto’s Massey Hall on April 29.

Check out “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” below: