Song 7: Sufjan Stevens – Futile Devices
Artist: Sufjan Stevens
Song: Futile Devices
Taking a shower early this morning I decided to put some music on before getting in. I had song “Anyone’s Ghost” by the National stuck in my head so I did a quick search for it on Google Music and put it on. What I didn’t realize was that after it played random other songs would start playing. The song that came on next was this one. Sufjan Stevens is another artist I was familiar with by name, but otherwise almost completely ignorant about. I’ve maybe heard some of his music before, but couldn’t name another song by him. If I’m being honest the song didn’t really “wow” me, but after listening closely to the lyrics of the song I did like how it told a story.
365 New Tunes is a project inspired by a tweet from the band Stars on December 31st, 2017 encouraging people to listen to a new song every day of the next year.