Sufjan Stevens and his stepfather Lowell Brams have shared their collaborative album Aporia a couple days early.
The record was originally supposed to drop this Friday, but the spread of COVID-19 has put a wrench in those plans. As a result, Stevens and Brams released the record early to support mental wellness. “We harbour no delusions of gender – this record is hardly the most important thing in your world right now – but we also believe that music is sacred and has the ability to bring beauty, wisdom, truth and light to our lives in difficult times,” their label Asthmatic Kitty wrote in a statement. “We hope this music can bring you meaning, hope and encouragement today.”
Half of the proceeds from the sales of the album are set to geo toward the charities No Kid Hungry and Partners In Health.
Stream Aporia below.