Sufjan Stevens Drops Singles For Pride Month

Sufjan Stevens Releases New Music For Pride Month
Sufjan Stevens “Love Yourself”

Sufjan Stevens has released released two new songs, in honour of Pride Month, via Asthmatic Kitty. on the topic of love: “Love Yourself” and “With My Whole Heart,” the tracks are available via all digital platforms, and on limited-edition 7” vinyl on June 28. A portion of the proceeds from this project will go to two organizations that provide support for LGBTQ and homeless kids in America—the Ali Forney Center in Harlem, NY and the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, MI. “Love Yourself” is based on a sketch Stevens wrote 20 years ago. The original 4-track demo he recorded in 1996 is included as well as a short instrumental reprise. “With My Whole Heart” is a completely new song that Stevens wrote as a personal challenge to “write an upbeat and sincere love song without conflict, anxiety or self-deprecation.” Sufjan also designed a Pride T-shirt that is available exclusively on his new merchandizing platform Sufjamz.