ART/4/Life: #4 – Seven Swans

Sufjan Stevens mixes autobiography, religious fantasy, and regional history to create folk songs of grand proportions. I must have been sixteen that day in Cheapo Records in Minneapolis. I spottedĀ the goofy album art in an ancient listening station: a man standing with a cigar, the Chicago skyline, Superman. The man invited meĀ to “feel the Illinoise.” […]