Published Nov 09, 2012Sufjan Stevens has already unleashed a few tracks from his Christmas box set Silver & Gold, and now he's shared a video for the title track.
There's not much joy or holiday cheer to be found in the clip for this haunting ballad. While the lyrics ruminate on death and growing old (with nary a reference to Christmas), the accompanying visuals consist of vintage-looking Super-8 footage of a child playing on the beach. On his website, Sufjan noted that the kid is his nephew Gavin.
Silver & Gold is out on November 13 through Asthmatic Kitty.