Shortly after releasing his single “Meditation V” last week, Sufjan Stevens is back with another song, “Lamentation II.”
Both of the tracks are set to appear on Sufjan’s upcoming studio album and The Ascension follow-up Convocations, which will be a five-volume musical project. Last week also saw the full release of the first volume Meditations.
Each volume, including the remaining three, Revelations, Celebrations, and Incantations, represents a different stage of mourning. The entire project is a tribute to Stevens’ late father who passed away last fall. The full project will be available on May 6, with a vinyl edition due in August.
Listen to “Lamentation II” by Sufjan Stevens below.