Sufjan Stevens shares new songs & gay pride t-shirt
As we gear up for June's 2019 WorldPride celebrations, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and half a century of LGBTQ liberation, Sufjan Stevens has joined in the festivities by releasing two new songs:
In celebration of Pride Month, Sufjan Stevens is releasing two new songs on the topic of love: “Love Yourself” and “With My Whole Heart,” available on limited-edition 7” vinyl and on all digital platforms May 29, 2019. “Love Yourself” is based on a sketch Sufjan wrote 20 years ago. The original 4-track demo he recorded in 1996 is included as well as a short instrumental reprise. “With My Whole Heart” is a completely new song that Sufjan wrote as a personal challenge to “write an upbeat and sincere love song without conflict, anxiety, or self-deprecation.” Sufjan also designed a new Gay Pride T-shirt that is available on his new merchandizing platform Sufjamz. A portion of the proceeds from this project will support two organizations that offer help for LGBTQ+ homeless kids in America—the Ali Forney Center in Harlem, NY, and the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, MI.
Stream "Love Yourself" and "With My Whole Heart" below. A limited edition 7" is available beginning June 28, in a "random gay pride color."
The pride t-shirt is limited to 800 pieces and available to preorder (for now) here. Be quick!