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On July 1, his birthday, Sufjan Stevens is releasing two alternate versions of his song, Fourth of July.

Both versions were recorded around 2014: Fourth of July (April Base Version) was recorded in Eau Claire, WI at Justin Vernons April Base studio, and Fourth of July (DUMBO Version) was recorded in Sufjans old studio in Brooklyn, NY.

The original version of Fourth of July appeared on Sufjans 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell. As is (and was) his custom, Sufjan would often rework different versions of his songs while recording an album, and Fourth of July was no exception. (Other versions & remixes of the song were released on The Greatest Gift mixtape and on the Exploding Whale 7 single.)

These two latest versions were recently found on old hard drives. The refrain of the song, Were all gonna die, invokes a meditation on human mortality and fragility, even as it acts as an anchor of stoic hope. Its solemnity invites listeners to feel comfort, connection even joy wrought from great pain and loss.

The song has recently had a resurgence with listeners which may speak to a deep national grief and sense of loss.

This 7-inch in red will ship in December 2022, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Carries death.

On July 1, his birthday, Sufjan Stevens is releasing two alternate versions of his song, Fourth of July.

Both versions were recorded around 2014: Fourth of July (April Base Version) was recorded in Eau Claire, WI at Justin Vernons April Base studio, and Fourth of July (DUMBO Version) was recorded in Sufjans old studio in Brooklyn, NY.

The original version of Fourth of July appeared on Sufjans 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell. As is (and was) his custom, Sufjan would often rework different versions of his songs while recording an album, and Fourth of July was no exception. (Other versions & remixes of the song were released on The Greatest Gift mixtape and on the Exploding Whale 7 single.)

These two latest versions were recently found on old hard drives. The refrain of the song, Were all gonna die, invokes a meditation on human mortality and fragility, even as it acts as an anchor of stoic hope. Its solemnity invites listeners to feel comfort, connection even joy wrought from great pain and loss.

The song has recently had a resurgence with listeners which may speak to a deep national grief and sense of loss.

This 7-inch in red will ship in December 2022, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Carries death.

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On July 1, his birthday, Sufjan Stevens is releasing two alternate versions of his song, Fourth of July.

Both versions were recorded around 2014: Fourth of July (April Base Version) was recorded in Eau Claire, WI at Justin Vernons April Base studio, and Fourth of July (DUMBO Version) was recorded in Sufjans old studio in Brooklyn, NY.

The original version of Fourth of July appeared on Sufjans 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell. As is (and was) his custom, Sufjan would often rework different versions of his songs while recording an album, and Fourth of July was no exception. (Other versions & remixes of the song were released on The Greatest Gift mixtape and on the Exploding Whale 7 single.)

These two latest versions were recently found on old hard drives. The refrain of the song, Were all gonna die, invokes a meditation on human mortality and fragility, even as it acts as an anchor of stoic hope. Its solemnity invites listeners to feel comfort, connection even joy wrought from great pain and loss.

The song has recently had a resurgence with listeners which may speak to a deep national grief and sense of loss.

This 7-inch in red will ship in December 2022, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Carries death.

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