Published Oct 22, 2013Sufjan Stevens has been sharing some old demos from his hard drives as of late, and now he's unearthed an early version of "Impossible Soul."
While the version of this song from The Age of Adz is a 25-minute electro-classical epic, this early rendition is far more organic, and clocks in at a more modest 7:41.
Sufjan wrote on his blog, "More obsolescence found on old hard drives. This one is hilarious: a live jam session in Seattle, WA (circa 2009?) that eventually evolved into the last party section of 'Impossible Soul.' Casey on bass, James on drums, me on piano, overdub choir is a bunch of folks I don't remember who. Recorded in Casey's living room. We were like that indulgent high school rock band that plays the same thing for 8 hours in their parents' garage. Therapy? Catharsis? Enlightenment? I'll take what I can get. For those of you suffering the darkness, remember: It's a long life. Pace yourself. Put your face together. Stay Positive!"
Hear the song below.