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The themes developed here are neither historical nor polemical, but rather personal and primal (if even a little juvenile): love, sex, death, disease, illness, anxiety, and suicide make appearances in a tapestry of electronic pop songs that convey a sense of urgency, immediacy, and anxiety as never before seen in this songwriter.
Of course, the theme of unmitigated love (and affection) runs deepest, often with shameless candor. Whether singing about a sleepover, old age, illness, or the Apocalypse, Sufjan can’t help but render everything through the lens of love and affection, the desire for contact, closeness, and connection. Perhaps this reveals what we’ve known all along in spite of the conceptual pageants and epic displays: that Sufjan is fundamentally a sensualist. And a morbid one, at that. Death looms large, either as an oracle at the apex of a volcano or as a shadowy omen in the window at night. What are we to make of these emotional and romantic climaxes back-dropped by fuming volcanoes, alien space craft, and demonic deities dressed like Boba Fett?
The tracklist runs close to sounding like chapter titles for a book on Depression:
01. Futile Devices - 2:11
02. Too Much - 6:44
03. Age of Adz - 8:00
04. I Walked - 5:01
05. Now That I’m Older - 4:56
06. Get Real Get Right - 5:10
07. Bad Communication - 2:24
08. Vesuvius - 5:26
09. All for Myself - 2:55
10. I Want To Be Well - 6:27
11. Impossible Soul - 25:35
VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. I mean, who isn’t? Also, Impossible Soul is 25 minutes long. Whut. October can’t get here fast enough.
I’m actually really curious to see how they do this.
ME TOO. I love James Franco and his acting. I’m really excited! Plus, there’s JON HAMM. OHMY.