History Music / SufjanStevens

8th Feb '16 8:23:17 PM ZSF
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** Doubles as a sort of PrecisionFStrike, as this song is the only one on the album (and the first in his catalog up to that point) to make use of the F word.
26th Dec '15 1:15:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: [[MyBrightestDiamond Shara Worden]], previously featured on backing vocals, sings the lead vocals for the second movement of "Impossible Soul".
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: [[MyBrightestDiamond [[Music/MyBrightestDiamond Shara Worden]], previously featured on backing vocals, sings the lead vocals for the second movement of "Impossible Soul".
21st Aug '15 10:35:25 PM Arqueete
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* SexForSolace: Part of "No Shade In The Shadow of the Cross" may be describing this. --> Like a champion --> Get drunk to get laid
21st Aug '15 10:22:36 PM Arqueete
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* HappierHomeMovie: On the ''Carrie & Lowell'' tour, a few of the songs use home movies as a backdrop, often in contrast to their sad tones.
21st Aug '15 10:17:23 PM Arqueete
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: "All Of Me Wants All of You" mentions masturbation.

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* MissingMom: Sufjan's complicated feelings surrounding his rarely present mother Carrie are a common theme throughout ''Carrie & Lowell''.
7th Jun '15 7:36:44 PM GovernorExplosion
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** "The Man of Metropolis..." from ''Illinois'' is about ''{{ComicBook/Superman}}'' being created in Illinois.
23rd May '15 5:26:26 PM Meriste
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* DomesticAbuse: The narrator in "Drawn to the Blood" suffers this. From the April 2015 issue of ''Uncut'' magazine:
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* DomesticAbuse: The narrator in "Drawn to the Blood" suffers this. Unfortunately has a RealitySubtext. From the April 2015 issue of ''Uncut'' magazine:
8th May '15 11:04:54 AM Meriste
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* ''Carrie & Lowell'' (March 31, 2015)
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* ''Carrie & Lowell'' (March 31, 2015) (2015)

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* AnimalMotifs: The rabbit, which happens to be his Chinese zodiac sign. Horses, especially dead or tired ones, get a lot of mentions in ''Carrie & and Lowell'' (March 31, 2015) too.
14th Apr '15 2:37:01 PM Meriste
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-->Asked whether the abusive relationship described in "Drawn To The Blood" was his own, he simply answers, "Yes."
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-->Asked whether the abusive relationship described in "Drawn To The Blood" was his [Sufjan's] own, he simply answers, "Yes."
14th Apr '15 12:29:04 PM Meriste
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* AbortedArc/WhatCouldHaveBeen: The Fifty States project. After ''Michigan'' and ''Illinois'', ''Carrie and Lowell'' was supposed to be a record about Oregon until he was dissuaded by his co-producer. This also explains the tour-exclusive single "Exploding Whale," about a whale carcass detonated in Florence, Oregon.
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* AbortedArc/WhatCouldHaveBeen: AbortedArc: The Fifty States project. After ''Michigan'' and ''Illinois'', ''Carrie and Lowell'' was supposed to be a record about Oregon until he was dissuaded by his co-producer. This also explains the tour-exclusive single "Exploding Whale," about a whale carcass detonated in Florence, Oregon.
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