“Sofia’s Song” (Stream)

    The gaping sentimental indie-rock vaccuum created by Sufjan Stevens’s lack of a proper release since 2005’s Illinois has left a large number of us scrambling for any new/unreleased material from Stevens to fill the void. In that spirit, “Sophia’s Song” is exactly the kind of thing that slowly treads its way to the internet surface; it is an unreleased recording from the singer’s “name song” phase, recorded in college before he became a big deal. Also, it really humanizes performers when they do things as common as record songs where, to quote Sufjan, “Sofia Copola was my imaginary confidant.”

     

    Listen to “Sofia’s Song” on Asthmatic Kitty’s Sidebar Blog. [Pitchfork]