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Sufjan Stevens animates new visuals for Planetarium single "Venus"

05 June 2017, 15:34 | Written by Laurence Day

Sufjan Stevens, The National's Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister air new Planetarium track "Venus".

"Venus" links up with "Mercury" and "Saturn" to tease the full Planetarium project/record/suite. It's accompanied by vibrant visuals animated by Stevens himself.

The full project is described as "part rock odyssey, part electronic experiment, part classical opus... [which] revolves around the cosmic ideas Stevens’ lyrics explore: mythology, astrology, science, astronomy and the intricacies of human consciousness."

Stevens, Muhly, McAlister, and Dessner will unite on 10 July at the Philharmonie de Paris with strings and brass for a full performance of the project. Find out more.


  1. Neptune
  2. Jupiter
  3. Halley’s Comet
  4. Venus
  5. Uranus
  6. Mars
  7. Black Energy
  8. Sun
  9. Tides
  10. Moon
  11. Pluto
  12. Kuiper Belt
  13. Black Hole
  14. Saturn
  15. In The Beginning
  16. Earth
  17. Mercury
Planetarium is out 9 June via 4AD.
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