Last week, Sufjan Stevens announced Convocations a new five-part collection of instrumental music to be released in weekly installments. The album follows the five stages of grief and is a tribute to Stevens’ biological father, who passed away two days after the release of The Ascension (2020). Read “How 200 musicians joined forces to complete Sufjan Stevens’ 50 States” on The Pitch. The first volume, titled Meditations, went on sale last week. The full version of Convocations will be available May 6, and the physical edition will be released in August. Today “it” released the title of the second volume, titled “Lamentations.” To view this article, go to My Profile and then to View Saved Stories. 2021 Condé Nast. Listen to the section titled “Glory II” below.

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