SUFJAN STEVENS - CARRIE & LOWELL
'Carrie and Lowell' is the seventh studio album by American musician Sufjan Stevens. It was released on March 31, 2015, by Asthmatic Kitty. Produced by Stevens, and featuring guest collaborators such as Thomas Bartlett, Sean Carey, Casey Foubert, Ben Lester, Nedelle Torrisi, and Laura Veirs, it lies in contrast to Stevens' previous record, the electronic 'The Age of Adz',
The record is outlined by scanty instrumentation, with critics taking note of it as suggestive of the musician's previous indie-folk material. Lyrically, the songs see him exploring the aftermath of his mother Carrie's passing, and the connection between Stevens and Carrie's second husband Lowell Brams, who helped Stevens found Asthmatic Kitty.