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Sufjan Stevens Just Gave the Gays Two Pride Month Anthems

Sufjan Stevens

Is it a video? No, it’s two brand new songs and a new EP.

One of the queer community’s favorite singer-songwriters Sufjan Stevens released two new songs to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. “Love Yourself” is synthy and anthemic while “With My Whole Heart” has a more toe-tapping tilt to it.

Both songs are decidedly more upbeat than the songs that the singer recorded for the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack, and probably wouldn’t be as good as a soundtrack for staring into a fireplace.

Stevens said in a press release that “With My Whole Heart” is an “upbeat and sincere love song without conflict, anxiety or self-deprecation.” Wow, must be nice! Stevens hasn’t release a full-length album since 2017’s Planetarium, though he has released a mixtape — The Greatest Gift — as well as two different versions of a song about Tonya Harding around the same time as I, Tonya came to theaters.

Both songs will be released on a limited edition vinyl on June 28, just in time for last-minute pride festivities. They are available to stream right now. Some of the proceeds will go to the LGBTQ+ charities the Ali Forney Center and the Ruth Ellis Center.

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