Way back in 1994, a folk artist by the name of Arthur Russell released a song titled "A Little Lost," a date made interesting by the fact that he had in fact died two years earlier.
Flash forward 20 years, and Yep Roc Records are leading the way in a release of covers dedicated to the late, prolific cellist/composer.
One contributor to the album is Sufjan Stevens, who's interpretation of "A Little Lost" manages to capture a good chunk of the emotion behind the original. However, I personally find it falls a little short: it's a bit disappointing when compared to Sufjan's older material, and I also feel the original version might be a touch more enjoyable.
But hey, I shouldn't be complaining. It's new music from Sufjan Stevens. Back in the day I would have killed for that.
The record release is still some time out, but we're expecting some pretty cool contributions by the likes of Robyn, Washed Out and Twin Shadow. Expect to keep posted!