Ahead of the release of their forthcoming collaborative album ‘A Beginners Mind’ on 24th September, Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine are sharing two new songs, ‘Cimmerian Shade’, inspired by Silence of the Lambs, and ‘You Give Death A Bad Name’, inspired by Night of the Living Dead.
With ‘Cimmerian Shade’ sung from the perspective of Buffalo Bill, Angelo notes, “Many authors have emotional attachments to the characters they create. But in this instance, I was interested in how a character felt about being created. In my imagination I was giving consciousness to someone else’s creation. The song is essentially a dialogue between creation and creator that seeks to find understanding to some of the same questions that we ask ourselves about existence, free will, fate, purpose, guidance, and if anyone or anything out there is listening or cares.”
Check out both tracks below.
‘A Beginner’s Mind’ Tracklisting:
1. Reach Out
2. Lady Macbeth In Chains
3. Back To Oz
4. The Pillar Of Souls
5. You Give Death A Bad Name
6. Beginner’s Mind
8. Murder And Crime
9. (This Is) The Thing
10. It’s Your Own Body And Mind
11. Lost In The World
12. Fictional California
13. Cimmerian Shade
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