Sufjan Stevens has shared the latest single from his new album The Ascension. This one’s called “Video Game.” It arrives with the below Nicole Ginelli-directed video starring and choreographed by Jalaiah Harmon (creator of the viral “Renegade” dance). Stevens said of the song and video in a statement:
“This was my first time being asked to create choreo for a whole song,” Harmon said in a statement. “So I was a little nervous in the beginning, but once I really broke the song into parts and listened to the lyrics over and over, I just put moves together that connected to the words and felt natural for me to do. I think I’m still really trying to get used to this kind of success, so I can’t really define it just yet. I just know that when you work hard and you treat others with kindness and fairness, good things come back to you.”
The singer-songwriter’s new album is out September 25 via Asthmatic Kitty. The follow-up to 2015’s Carrie & Lowell features the previously shared 12-minute single “America.” He recently released that single’s non-album B-side “My Rajneesh,” a song about Wild Wild Country subject and founder of the Rajneesh movement, Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh.
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