Stream Debut Album from Sisyphus (Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, Serengeti)


In ten days, Sisyphus–folk lord Sufjan Stevens, Chicago rapper Serengeti, and electronic composer Son Lux–will release their self-titled debut via Asthmatic Kitty/Joyful Noise. We’ve heard some of the singles along the way, but now the full LP can be heard below thanks to The Guardian.

Formerly known as s/s/s, the trio released a 2012 EP titled Beak & Claw but have not put out any work since then. Barely a year later, their self-titled debut full-length came together in “a red wine-fueled three weeks” according to Stevens, despite having “so little in common.” The result is what you would imagine: a jingling combination of alternative hip-hop, electronic experimenting, and classical pop that gets choppy. Things get ambient on “Flying Ace” and orchestral on “I Won’t Be Afraid,” keeping things in line with the great previously-released singles “Alcohol” and “Calm It Down.”

What each of the three men are known for on their solo work is still true here: things get emotional. Even with grandiose combinations and bulging arrangements, their debut is just as honest and touching as you would expect. Stream it below:

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